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TEST NAME

Xa ASSAY

See: Factor XA

 

TEST NAME

XRAY PREGNANCY TEST SERUM

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE 2/16/2005

 

TEST NAME

XYLOSE TOLERANCE ADULT 5-HOUR URINE

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

TEST NAME

XYLOSE URINE*

TEST NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

POWERCHART NAME

YEAST CULTURE + DIRECT PREP OTHER

MERCY TEST NAME

YEAST CLT/DIR PR

MERCY LAB CODE

YEST

Order:

Specify site when ordering.

 

Specimen: 

  • Genital:  Submit specimen on a routine Culturette.  Collect urethral exudate or areas of inflammation using a routine Culturette.  Cultures from females should be obtained via speculum under direct observation.
  • Oral:  Submit the specimen on a routine Culturette.
  • Esophageal:  Submit a minimum  of 1 ml of esophageal washings in a sterile plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Urine:  Submit 0.5 ml urine in a sterile plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate urine if not delivered to the Lab promptly.

Comment: 

  • Screens for yeast only. 
  • If a fungus is suspected, see Fungus Culture/Direct Preparation for ordering and collection information.

RL Client Comments:

  1. Write YEAST CULTURE/DIRECT PREP on the order form. Indicate the specimen source.
  2. Send culturettes at room temperature.
  3. Send urines refrigerated.

Performed:

Final report:  1 week

Reference value:

No yeast isolated.

Method:

Standard culture techniques.

CPT codes:

87205 Gram Stain+
87106 Yeast Clt+

 

TEST NAME

ZARONTIN

See:  Ethosuximide

 

POWERCHART NAME

ZINC LEVEL

MERCY TEST NAME

ZINC, SERUM

MERCY LAB CODE

ZINCS

Specimen:  
  • Draw before any other tubes are drawn.  0.8 ml serum from Navy blue monoject-no additive, trace element blood collection tube.
  • Use alcohol, not iodine to cleanse venipuncture site.
Cause for rejection:

 The use of other tubes is unacceptable.

Processing:
  •  Allow to clot well (for at least 30 minutes before spinning).  Then centrifuge the specimen to separate serum from the cellular fraction.  Serum must be removed from the cells within 4 hours of specimen collection.  Pour serum into a Mayo Metal Free vial.  Do NOT use a transfer pipet or wooden sticks.  Avoid hemolysis
  • Send to Mayo refrigerated.  Ambient and frozen are acceptable. Mayo order code  ZNS.
Peformed: Monday through Saturday.
Reference Values: included with report
Method:   Dynamic Reaction Cell Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS)
CPT Code: 84630
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