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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Catheter Tips

Source Catheter Tips
Mnemonic M TIP
Specimen Requirements Acceptable specimens: intravenous or intra-arterial tips.
Collect distal 2-3 cm of line tip.
Submit specimen in sterile container.
Specimen Handling DO NOT refrigerate.
Store specimen at room temperature.
Additional Information Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.
Large drainage tube tips, Tenckhoff catheter tips  and urine catheter tips are NOT acceptable.
Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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