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Update to Laboratory Retention in Microbiology

Laboratory retention has been updated for the following tests. Laboratory retention outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded.

Test Code Test Name Old Lab Retention New Lab Retention
LAB8770 Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), Culture with smear 1 day 3 days
LAB233 Anaerobic Culture 7 days 2 days
LAB2111016 Body Fluid Culture w/ gram stain 7 days 2 days
LAB9520 Bordetella pertussis, PCR 6 months 3 days
LAB2111027 Chlamydia Culture 30 days 3 days
LAB7790 Cryptococcus Antigen 30 days 28 days
LAB255 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture 30 days 3 days
LAB3618 Enteric Pathogens by PCR 48 hours 3 days
LAB8620 Enterovirus, Cerebrospinal Fluid, PCR 30 days 28 days
LAB224 Foreign Body (Catheter Tip/Device) Culture 7 days 3 days
LAB2111059 Fungal Culture Respiratory with Fungal Stain 7 days 3 days
LAB2111060 Fungal Culture, Hair, Skin, or Nail with Fungal Stain 7 days 3 days
LAB240 Fungal Culture, Not Hair, Skin, or Nails, with Fungal Stain 7 days 3 days
LAB3615 Gram Stain – BV/Yeast 7 days 2 days
LAB228 Group A Strep Throat Culture 7 days 2 days
LAB3488 Group A Streptococcus, Culture, Cervix/Vaginal 7 days 2 days
LAB3417 Group B Streptococcus (GBS), PCR 3 days 2 days
LAB3527 Group B Streptococcus, Penicillin Allergy, PCR 3 days 2 days
LAB880 Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) Antigen, Stool 72 hours 3 days
LAB3549 Herpes Simplex PCR for Lesions 6 months 3 days
LAB9460 Herpes Simplex Virus, Culture 30 days 3 days
LAB3255 Influenza (Flu) A/B PCR 7 days 3 days
LAB476 Legionella by Direct Fluorescent Antibody (DFA) 7 days 3 days
LAB9020 Legionella culture 7 days 3 days
LAB234 Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Screen 7 days 2 days
LAB4003 Microbiology Organism Identification Reference 7 days 4 days
LAB4004 Microbiology Organism Susceptibility Reference 7 days 4 days
LAB2111304 Microscopic examination 7 days 3 days
LAB9440 Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma Culture 7 days 2 days
LAB2111554 Occult Blood, Diagnostic, Stool 24 hours 3 days
LAB8120 Occult Blood, Gastric Fluid 3 days 1 days
LAB9550 Ova and Parasites, Complete 7 days 3 days
LAB3657 Pneumocystis stain 7 days 3 days
LAB2111159 Quantitative Culture Unknown 2 days
LAB2111157 Quantitative Respiratory Culture 7 days 3 days
LAB3095 Respiratory (non-sputum) Culture with gram stain 7 days 3 days
LAB2111162 Respiratory Culture Cystic Fibrosis 7 days 3 days
LAB3359 Respiratory Pathogens by Film Array Unknown 3 days
LAB495 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Rapid 6 months 3 days
LAB1230544 Serratia Culture Unknown 2 days
LAB268 Spinal Fluid (CSF), Culture 30 days 28 days
LAB270 Sputum Culture 7 days 3 days
LAB3387 Staphylococcus aureus Screen 7 days 2 days
LAB226 Sterility Fluid Culture (non-patient fluid) 7 days 2 days
LAB8850 Strep A Rapid 3 days 2 days
LAB2111321 Strep A Screen, Culture if Negative 7 days 2 days
LAB3669 Throat Culture Comprehensive 7 days 2 days
LAB2111173 Tissue Culture with gram 7 days 3 days
LAB3691 Trichomonas Antigen 36 hours 2 days
LAB239 Urine Culture 3 days 2 days
LAB238 Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci Screen 7 days 2 days
LAB254 Virus Culture 30 days 3 days
LAB2111191 Wound Culture w/ gram stain 7 days 2 days

 

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