LABORATORY PROCEDURES AND METHODOLOGY

Effective Date: 
Sun, 07/01/2012
Reviewed: 
Tue, 03/06/2018
Revised: 
Mon, 02/12/2018
Policy: 
TEST METHOD
Hematology  
Complete Blood Count Beckman-Coulter Hematology Analyzer (includes automatic differential, platelet count)
Sedimentation rate Streck ESR-10
Platelet Count (included with CBC) Beckman-Coulter Hematology Analyzer
Manual Differential MCC Wrights One Step Stain
Malarial Smears MCC Wrights One Step Stain
Nasal Smear for Eosinophilis MCC Wrights One Step Stain
   
Urinalysis  
Urinalysis Roche Urisys 1100 Urine Analyzer/Microscopic Analysis
Coagulation D-Dimer Alere Triage
Microbiology  
Routine Cultures: Non-Automated techniques utilizing Hardy media and reagents, other
Throat BD antibiotic discs and Consult Diagnositics reagent
Urine BAP/EMB bi-plate, semi-quantitative
Rapid Strep Testing Consult Diagnostics Strep A Test
Vaginal Wet Mounts Normal Saline and 10% KOH
Skin Scraping SoluPhyte
Gram Stain Hardy Gram Stain Kit
Antibiotic Sensitivity Kirby-Bauer method utilizing BD antibiotic discs, Hardy Diagnostics medium
Pinworm Examination Pinworm Kit
Stool Micro Gram Stain or Normal Saline
Rapid Flu Testing Quidel QuikVue Influenza A+B Sofia
   
Miscellaneous  
Monotest Clearview Mono Test
Fingerstick Glucose LifeScan One Touch, One Touch test strips
Occult Blood Beckman Coulter Hemoccult Blood Test
Urine Pregnancy Consult HCG Combo
Serum Pregnancy Consult HCG Combo

 

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