Bacteriology, modified acid-fast stain
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeAffected tissue, lesion, fluid, exudate.
Shipping Information1) Ship in insulated container with freezer packs. 2) Ship in slide mailer.
Collection Protocol1) Collect into a sterile leakproof container - refrigerate immediately. 2) Make impression smear and air dry - store at room temperature. When making impression smears, label each slide individually with respect to site sampled. Do NOT label slide mailer.
Testing for Chlamydia and Coxiella spp.