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When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.
This test is available by special request only-preapproval by testing lab is required.
Collection Instructions: Incubate blood bottles at 35 degrees C for 24 hours before sending.
1. It is strongly recommend that blood bottles are incubated at client location on an automated instrument until they flag positive and Gram stain confirms growth is present. The bottles can then be submitted under test IDENT / Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria.
2. Include a completed microbiology request form.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Test Request Form-General (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)
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