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Test ID: MTBS    
Microsporidia Stain

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

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Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Request Form (T244) (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/microbiology-request-form.pdf).

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Duodenal aspirate (small intestinal aspirate, jejunal aspirate, small bowel aspirate)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information: Ecofix and 10% formalin are acceptable preservatives.

Specimen Stability Information: Preserved Ambient (preferred) <10 days/Refrigerated <3 days/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory secretions (bronchoalveolar lavage [BAL], sputum, bronchial wash, pleural fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated <3 days (preferred)/Frozen <10 days

 

Specimen Type: Eye (vitreous fluid, corneal swab or scraping, ocular fluid)

Container/Tube: Sterile container or swab

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days

 

Specimen Type: Fresh tissue (lung, eye, bladder, rectal, intestinal, colon, skin, muscle, kidney)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 3-mm biopsy in 0.1-mL sterile saline

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days

 

Specimen Type: Gallbladder aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Stability: Refrigerated <3 days/Frozen <10 days

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Duodenal aspirate, gallbladder aspirate, respiratory secretions, eye fluid: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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