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Microbiology Laboratory

Specimen Handling

Refer to the Diagnostic Tests section for detailed descriptions of the appropriate collection and handling of specific specimens for Microbiological testing.

Notify the Microbiology Laboratory by phone if you suspect Brucella spp., Coccidioides immitis, Bacillus anthracis, Francisella tularensis or Streptobacillus moniloformis. They all require special processing and media to recover the organism and they each represent a serious laboratory and transport risk if not handled properly.

Please consult the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory with questions or for further information concerning any testing performed by the Microbiology Laboratory.

Specimen Collection

Specimen Transport

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