PNEUMOCYSTIS &/OR FUNGAL STAIN (NGY)
: NGY, Methenamine silver stain, Cytology, GMS, Fungal Stain
: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
: Clean specimen container; (Glass containers will not be accepted.)
: Fresh sputum, bronchial lavage or bronchial wash.
: Refrigeration is optimal
Reasons for Rejection
: Mislabeled specimen, specimen received in glass container, received in syringes with needles attached, specimen leaked in transit, insufficient fluid for processing.
: Monday - Friday; closed on major holidays
: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
: 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for cases without cell block or special stains; cases with cell block or special stains may require a longer turn-around time.
: Provide patient's history of transplant and/or immune disorders.
: Provide source of specimen. Please call the lab at 615-322-2721 for assistance.
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