Preliminary results are reported in 12-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of smears positive with possible systemic pathogens.
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* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Please contact the laboratory at 936-6877 for smear only or culture only requests. Order culture and smear if specimen is adequate, order smear only if specimen is insufficient for both or culture has already been sent. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. Do not refrigerate or incubate.
Collect specimen according to instructions for culture of specific site. Order culture and smear if specimen is adequate, order smear only if specimen is insufficient for both or culture has already been sent. Do not refrigerate or incubate. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. If unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be called and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the original specimen.