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See Specimen Submission Instructions for test requisition, specimen labeling and specimen packaging requirements.

Specimen Instructions 

  1. Submit fresh (if cultures are ordered) or in Cytolyt.
  2. Specimen must be produced from a deep cough (mucus/saliva is not an adequate specimen).
  3. Fresh specimens must be refrigerated and transported on ice/cold pack.
  4. Cytolyt can be transported at ambient temperature.
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