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Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
1 g lung tissue, fresh (unfixed) tissue, 2-3 mL bronchial washings, sputum, bronchial alveolar lavage, pleural fluid, nasopharyngeal lavage/wash or tracheal lavage/wash
Sputum: Instruct patient to gargle with water and cough deeply to collect deep respiratory specimen in sterile container.
Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Expired transport device; Environmental sources; Received in viral transport media
1g or 3 mL
1 g or 2 mL
Tissue: Add small amount of sterile, non-bacteriostatic, distilled water to prevent drying, if necessary. Do not add saline, because it may be inhibitory. Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.