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Sterility Testing - Airfall Plates

Source Environmental Sterility Specimens
Mnemonic M STERILE
Specimen Requirements Submit clearly labeled:
  • Blood Agar plates (obtained from Rapid Response Laboratory Accession Department). Provide 48 hours notice to allow for the RRL to order supply   or
  • Tryptic Soy Agar plates (for use by Foothills Medical Centre Nuclear Medicine Department only).

 

 

Specimen Handling Parafilm plates.
Store plates at room temperature.
Additional Information

Pre-arranged AHS Calgary Zone clients only.
Complete the CLS Microbiology Infection Surveillance Requisition (7828M).

Turnaround time for culture: 5 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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