LABORATORY PROCEDURES AND METHODOLOGY

Effective Date: 
Sun, 07/01/2012
Reviewed: 
Tue, 01/10/2017
Policy: 
TEST METHOD
Hematology  
Complete Blood Count Beckman-Coulter Hematology Analyzer (includes automatic differential, platelet count)
Sedimentation rate Polymedco Sediplast Method
Platelet Count (included with CBC) Beckman-Coulter Hematology Analyzer
Manual Differential CAMCO Wright Stain
Malarial Smears CAMCO Wright Stain
Nasal Smear for Eosinophilis CAMCO Wright Stain
   
Urinalysis  
Urinalysis Roche Urisys 1100 Urine Analyzer/Microscopic Analysis
   
Microbiology  
Routine Cultures: Non-Automated techniques utilizing Hardy media and reagents, other
Throat reagents from BBL and B-D
Urine BAP/EMB bi-plate, semi-quantitative
Rapid Strep Testing McKesson Medi-lab Dipstick Strep A Test
Vaginal Wet Mounts Normal Saline and 10% KOH
Skin Scraping 10% KOH
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 and B (started 11-05)
   
Miscellaneous  
Monotest McKesson Medi-lab Mono Test
Fingerstick Glucose LifeScan One Touch, One Touch test strips
Occult Blood Fisher SureVue Fecal Occult Blood Test
Urine Pregnancy McKesson Medi-Lab HCG Combo
Serum Pregnancy McKesson Medi-Lab HCG Combo