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Epic Code LAB1230544 Serratia Culture

Test Name Alias

Serratia marcescens screen | SERM screen culture

Interface Order Alias

1230544

Clinical Information

Serratia surveillance is occasionally requested to monitor the incidence or outbreak of Serratia among inpatients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital.

Icons & Photos

 

ESwab with regular swab

ESwab with flexible minitip swab

Collection Instructions

Specimen Type: Swab – axilla,groin,rectal and a separate swab collection for nasal sites

Container/Tube: ESwab collection & transport system
 

Collection Instructions:

  1. Open the peel pouch and remove the contents. Aseptically unscrew and remove the cap from the ESwab.

  2. Place the tube in a secure position so as not to allow the liquid to leak out of the tube.

  3. Remove the swab. Collect the patient’s sample using the swab. 

  4. Insert the swab back into the tube of liquid, all the way to the bottom of the tube.

  5. Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube, break the applicator shaft at the color breakpoint indication line.

  6. Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage. Discard the broken handle of the shaft into an approved medical waste disposal container.

  7. Write the patient’s information (Name and Date of Birth) on the tube or apply a label with patient’s information. Indicate source.

  8. Send specimen to the Laboratory, specimen is unacceptable if received without fluid or swab in the transport tube.

 

Transport Temperature: Ambient

 

NOTE: The ESwab fluid maintains the viability of diverse bacteria. Do not send a dry ESwab as this will lead to unsatisfactory results. If the tube spills its contents prior to inserting the swab, the liquid is non-toxic. Simply put the swab into another tube before sending it to the laboratory and discard the spilled tube.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 48 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Laboratory Retention: 2 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 2 days.

Reference Range

Not available

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

MANUAL

CPT

87081

CDM Code

not available

Epic Test ID

1230102164

Beaker LOINC

SERRATIA CULTURE: 634-6

Mayo Access Code

Not available

Additional Information

The test is no longer ordered under the wound culture LAB2111191

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: SERRATIA SCREEN CULTURE
Beaker Display Name: Serratia Culture
BEAKER TEST NAME: Serratia Culture
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Serratia Culture

Beaker Synonyms

SERRATIA

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: SWAB A (Preferred)-Ambient