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Sterile container, Culture Swab
No cath tips or nasal swab
Specimen Processing Instructions
> 1 hr Refrigerate
Not routinely performed on throats, stools. Improperly labeled or identified specimens.
No polymorphonuclear leukocytes / no organisms seen
Examination for presence and quantity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and bacteria
Gram Stained Smear
1st and 2nd shift daily ( critical specimens only during 3rd shift hours)
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