VRID2 - Specimen: Culture Referred for Identification, Virus

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: VRID2    
Culture Referred for Identification, Virus

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

Specimen Type: Organism

Container/Tube: Cell (viral) culture medium

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (Supply T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Additional Information:

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Isolate description is required: morphology, tests performed.

3. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

N/A

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Agar plate

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
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated