Test Name:Quantitative Bronchial CultureLab SectionMicrobiology
Alternate DescriptionFluid Type
Minimum Volume1 protected brush; 1 ml bronchial Aspirate
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Bronchial aspirate or washings or Protected Specimen Brush (PSB) in dry sterile container.
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport TimeDeliver immediately to lab after collection
Additional Test Information Collected by pulmonary medicine specialist. PSB will be processed for aerobic and anaerobic culture only.
Specimen Stability2 hours at room temperature
Specimen TransportRoom Temperature
Test ResultsNo growth at 5 days or quantity of bacteria
Availability24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats 5 days
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference ValueNo Growth in 5 days
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Quantitative Amino Acids, CSF Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description   Fluid Type CSF
Minimum Volume 1.0 ml in CSF tube #2
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile CSF Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 1 ml CSF in sterile CSF Tube
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Include family history, clinical conditions, diet, and/or drug therapy.
Specimen Stability  
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Queen Palm Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Rast Fluid Type Serum
Minimum Volume 0.1 ml serum
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies report
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Quinidine Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Fluid Type Serum or plasma
Minimum Volume 0.5 ml serum or plasma
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Red Top or Gel Green top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Red Top or Blue Top, Na Heparin Green Top, or Lavender are also acceptable
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Collect trough immediately before next dose.  Collect peak 1 hour after oral dose of Quinidine Sulfate
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport  
Test Results
Availability
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Critical Value  
Specimen Preparation (In house) Spin, separate, and refrigerate until shipped.
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 1 hour of collection. Separate serum, freeze until courier pickup.
Reference Value 2.0 - 5.0 mg/mL
Special Handling Instructions