Serratia Surveillance Culture

Serratia Surveillance Culture

Test Name:  

Serratia Surveillance Culture

Alternate Name (s):  

 

Laboratory Module:  

Microbiology

Ordering Mnemonic:  

SERR

Once SERR is selected as the source of the swab a further description can be entered using the source dictionary. For instance:

RECT- rectal swab

 

Specimen Type:   

Swab of any area of the body that may be of concern.

Collection Container:  

Amies Tranport Media

amies_transport_media.jpg

Collection Information:  

The nurse or physician will take a swab of the area in question.

The swab is then quickly transferred to the transport media.

The specimen is then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory.

Test Schedule:  

Daily

Turnaround Time:  

Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:  

As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  

If Serratia is detected notify immediately the ward that the patient is on (if an in-patient), patient registration (so a flag may be created) and infection control.

Storage & Transport:  

The swab should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.

Test Referred to :   

On site, BGH laboratory

Back To Test Listing                  Back To Home Page

 
Designed By  Blueprint Agencies