Sputum is the only acceptable sample type.
A slide is made by rubbing a swab onto a clean glass microscope slide. The slide must be allowed to air dry prior to submitting to the lab. Please label in pencil, on the frosted end of the slide with patient name.
Preferred volume: 1 mL sputum
Minimum volume: 1 mL sputum
Offsite: Place slides in a slide container for transport at ambient temperature.
Bright field microscopy/Wright's stain
Asthma, Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR (MYPCR), Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR (CHLU), Glucocorticoid lymphocyte stimulation [Steroid resistance] (GCLS), Cortisol pharmacokinetics (CORTH), Beta 2 adrenergic receptor genotype (B2AR), Eosinophil cationic protein (ECP)