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Lab Test Dictionary

Pneumocystis carinii


Silver Stain

Performing Lab

RCHSD Histology

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

Call first

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Trach or bronchial aspirate

Collection Instructions

Complete "Pathology Services Request" form to be submitted with specimen

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

4 alcohol fixed slides

Minimum Test Volume

4 alcohol fixed slides

Processing Instructions

Place in CSF-Cytology Bin Mon-Fri 0600-1400 AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS: Make 4 Cytospin slides alcohol fix & place in Histology bin with "Path Service Request" form. Page Pathologist "ON CALL" only if ordered STAT during off-hours