DARKFIELD EXAM (DKX)
: Darkfield microscopic exam
: Negative for spirochetes
: Microscope slide - wet prep. Call laboratory (615-322-3406) before collecting specimen. Wet prep of specimen must be made at collection time.
: Specify source
: Room temperature
: Wet prep of specimen must be made at collection time and specimen must be brought to laboratory immediately.
Reasons for Rejection
: Specimen on swab. Delay in transport. Failure to make arrangements with laboratory ahead of collection of specimen.
: Monday - Friday
: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
: 30 - 60 minutes
: Schedule with the Microbiology lab. Deliver to the lab immediately.
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