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Lab Test Dictionary

Culture Quantitative Tissue (CXQNT) (Special Request Only)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

UCSD Microbiology

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-5 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.05-1 g

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Use sterile, nonbacteriostatic saline to prevent drying. Source/site is required.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Nonsterile or leaking containers; Dry specimens; formalized specimens

Test Volume Required

1 g

Minimum Test Volume

0.05 g

Processing Instructions

Complete a UCSD Microbiology/Virology requisition and submit with specimen room temp same day as collected within 24 hours. Call TForce with a "Rush" pick-up and deliver to the CALM Lab.