Test Details

Mnemonic

NOSHN

Ordering Code

3700472

CPT-4 Code(s)

87102, plus others if reflexed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Various acceptable sample types

Specimen Preparation

Send 3.0 mL Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (or body fluid or eye fluid) in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Ear, oral, throat, nose, nasopharyngeal, wound, or genital specimen collected by swab and
transported in a liquid or gel transport medium.
Ocular specimens in a sterile, screw capped plastic vial or transport swabs in liquid or gel
transport medium.
Sputum, BAL, brushing, washing or aspirate in a sterile screw capped plastic vial
Tissue or biopsy specimen in a sterile, screw capped plastic vial.
Urine: First morning, clean catch midstream, catheter collected, surgically collected, after prostate
massage.

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, skin hair, nails, stool, frozen specimens, serum, specimens in formalin.

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Culture
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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