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Below are all tests performed inhouse by Microbiology. For tests not found on this list see the Referral Labs.
 
Number of Tests: 266
 
Abscess  :: Autopsy  :: Bile  :: Biopsy  :: Biopsy-esophagus  :: Biopsy-liver  :: Biopsy-lung  :: Biopsy-lymph node  :: Biopsy-sigmoid colon  :: Biopsy- skin  :: Biopsy-synovium  :: Blood  :: Bone Marrow  :: Bronchial Brush  :: Bronchoalveolar Lavage  :: Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)  :: Bronchial Wash  :: Catheter Exit Site  :: Catheter (IV)  :: Catheter (Non IV)  :: Cervix  :: CSF (Spinal Fluid)  :: Cord Blood  :: Drainage  :: Duodenal Fluid/Asp  :: Esophageal Brushing  :: Eye  :: Eye conjunctiva  :: Eye Fluid - anterior chamber  :: Eye Fluid - vitreous  :: Foreign Body/Implant  :: Gastric Aspirate  :: Groin  :: Hair  :: Joint Fluid  :: Mouth (Oral Cavity)  :: Mouth  :: Nails  :: Nasopharyngeal  :: Nose (Anterior Nares)  :: Pericardial Fluid  :: Perirectal  :: Peritoneal Fluid  :: Pleural Fluid  :: Prostatic Massage Fluid  :: Rectal/Anal Swab  :: Sinus  :: Skin Lesion  :: Skin Scraping  :: Sputum  :: Sputum - induced  :: Stool  :: Throat  :: Tracheal Aspirate  :: Urethra  :: Urine  :: Vagina  :: Wound  ::

Test Name Test Code Synonyms
Abscess
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLCalcofluor white stain, Mycology culture, Nocardia
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Peritoneal Culture/ Gram StainPERTC 
Sinus Culture/ Gram StainSINUS 
Wound Culture/Gram StainWOUND 
Wound Culture/Gram stainWOUND 
Autopsy
Autopsy CultureAUTOP 
Fungus CultureFUNCLMycology Culture, Nocardia
Mycobacterial CultureAFCAFB Culture, MAC,TB
Bile
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Bile CultureBILEC 
Ova+ParasitesONP 
Biopsy
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Bartonella CultureBARTNCat-scratch disease
Biopsy Culture/ Gram StainBX 
Fungus Culture/Nocardia Culture/Wet Mount/ Modified Acid Fast StainFUNCLMycology Culture, MAF, Calcofluor white stain
Helicobacter CultureHELTCH.pylori
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB.MAC,TB
Ova+ParasitesONP 
Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) FA, BiopsyPCPFAPCP
Vaccinia CultureVACCV 
Varicella Zoster- DFAVZVDVZV-DFA
Biopsy-esophagus
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Biopsy-esophagusCVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Biopsy - esophagusHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Biopsy-liver
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Biopsy-liverCVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Biopsy - liverHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Biopsy-lung
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Biopsy-lungCVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Biopsy - lungHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Legionella pneumophila PCR, Biopsy - lungLGPCRLegionnaire's Disease; L. pneumophila
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR, Biopsy - lungPCPCR 
Biopsy-lymph node
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Biopsy-lymph nodeCVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Biopsy - lymph nodeHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Biopsy-sigmoid colon
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Biopsy-sigmoid colonCVPCRCMV
Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Biopsy-sigmoid colonEBPCREBV
Biopsy-skin
Borrelia PCR, Biopsy-skinBPCRSLyme disease
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Biopsy - skinHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Leishmania PCR, Biopsy - skinLMPCR 
Onchocerca volvulus PCR, Biopsy - SkinOCPCRO. volvulus
Orthopoxvirus PCR, Biopsy - skinPXPCRPox virus; Vaccinia virus
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Biopsy - skinVPCRSVZV
Biopsy-synovium
Borrelia PCR, Biopsy-synoviumBPCRSLyme disease
Blood
Adenovirus PCR; Quantitative, BloodADQB3 
Bartonella CultureBARTN 
BK Virus PCR, Quantitative, BloodBKQB1 
Blood CultureBLOOD 
Blood Culture, PediatricPEDBL 
Blood Filtration for MicrofilariaBLFILMicrofilaria
Borrelia PCR, BloodBORBLLyme disease
Brucella CultureBRUC 
Brugia malayi PCR, BloodBRUGPB. malayi
CMV/EBV PCR; Quantitative, BloodCEQB1EBV/CMV; Quantitative, Blood
Coccidioides Antibody, SerumCOCCS 
Cryptococcus Antigen, BloodCRYBLCryptococcal antigen
Cysticercosis Serology CDCCYCDC
Echinococcosis Serology CDCECCDC 
Fungal Blood CultureFUNBLMycology culture, Nocardia, Malasezzia,Fungus culture
Fungal Blood Culture, PediatricFUNPB 
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, BloodHSVBLHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
HHV6 PCR; Quantitative, BloodH6QB1 
JC Virus PCR, BloodJCVBLJCV, JC
Legionella CultureLGNL 
Leishmania PCR- BloodLMBLD 
Loa loa PCR, BloodLOPCRL. loa
Malaria PCR, BloodMALBLPlasmodium PCR
Malarial SmearMALARBlood parasites
Mycobacterial Blood CultureAFCBLAFB, MAC, TB
Onchocerca volvulus PCR, BloodOCBLDO. volvulus
Orthopoxvirus PCR, BloodPXBLDPox virus, Vaccinia virus
Schistosomiasis Serology CDCSCCDC 
Strongyloidiasis Serology CDCSTCDC 
Toxocariasis Serology CDCTOCDCVisceral Larva Migrans
Toxoplasma gondii PCR, BloodTXBLDToxo; T. gondii
Trichinosis Serology CDCTRCDCTrichinosis Spiralis, Trichinella
Vaccinia CultureVACBL 
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, BloodVZVBLVZV
Wuchereria bancrofti PCR, BloodWBPCRW. bancrofti
Bone Marrow
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Bone MarrowCVPCRCMV
Fungal Bone Marrow CultureFUNBMMycology culture,Fungus culture
Leishmania PCR, bone marrowLMPCR 
Mycobacterial CultureAFCBMAFB, MAC, TB
Bronchial Brush
Fungus Culture/Nocardia CultureFUNCLMycology culture
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Bronchial Wash
Bronchial Wash Culture/ Gram StainBALCBAL
Fungus Culture/Nocardia Culture/Wet Mount/Modified Acid-Fast StainFUNCLCalcofluor white stain, MAF, Mycology culture
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)
Aspergillus Antigen, BALABAL2galactomannan
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Culture/ Gram StainBALCBAL
Cytomegalovirus PCR, BAL CVPCRCMV
Fungus Culture/Nocardia Culture/Wet Mount/Modified Acid-Fast StainFUNCLCalcofluor white stain, MAF, Mycology culture
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, BALHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Histoplasma Antigen, BALHBAL1 
Legionella pneumophila PCR, BALLGPCRLegionnaire's Disease; L. pneumophila
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast Stain, BALAFC, AFSMAFB
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR, BALPCPCRPCP; Pneumocystis carinii; P. carinii; P. jiroveci
Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) FA, BALPCPFAPCP
Respiratory Virus PCRRVPCR 
Catheter Exit Site
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Catheter (IV)
Catheter IV CultureCATHICath tip
Catheter (Non IV)
Catheter Non-IV CultureCATHNCTHNIV
Cervix
Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae Amplified RNACGRNACT/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, GC/Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae/CT
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Gonococcus Culture/Gram StainGCGC Culture
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, CervixHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Trichomonas Wet MountTRICTrichomonas
Cord Blood
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Cord BloodCVPCRCMV
CSF (Spinal Fluid)
Borrelia PCR, CSFBPCRSLyme disease
Coccidioides Antibody, CSFCOCSF 
Cryptococcus Antigen, CSFCRYAGCryptococcal Antigen
Cytomegalovirus PCR, CSFCVPCRCMV
Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, CSFEBVPCREBV
Fungus CultureFUNCLMycology culture
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, CSFHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Human herpesvirus 6 PCR, CSFH6PCRHHV6; HHV-6
Human herpesvirus 7 PCR, CSFH7PCRHHV7, HHV-7
JC Virus PCR, CSFJCVIRJCV
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Sterile Fluid Culture/Gram StainSTFLD 
Toxoplasma gondii PCR, CSFTXPCRToxo, T. gondii
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, CSFVPCRSVZV
Drainage
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Wound Culture/ Gram StainWOUND 
Duodenal Fluid/Asp
CryptosporidiumCRYSP 
Duodenal CultureDUOD 
Ova+ParasitesONP 
Esophageal Brushing
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Esophageal BrushingCVPCRCMV
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Esophageal BrushingHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Eye
Chlamydia trachomatis, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Eye Conjunctiva)MCRNACT
Eye Sterile Fluid Culture/ Gram StainEYEC 
Fungus Culture FUNCL 
Gonococcus Culture/ Gram StainGC 
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Eye conjunctiva)MGRNAGC
Vaccinia CultureVACCV 
Vaccinia DFAVCDFA 
Eye conjunctiva
Adenovirus PCR, Eye Swab (conjunctiva)ADPC1 
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Eye Swab (conjunctiva)CVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Eye Swab (conjunctiva)HVPCRHSV, HSV-1, HSV-2
Orthopoxvirus PCR, Eye Swab (conjunctiva)PXPCRPox virus; Vaccinia virus
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Eye Swab - conjunctivaVPCRSVZV
Eye Fluid - anterior chamber
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Eye Fluid - anterior chamberCVPCRCMV
Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - anterior chamberEBPCREBV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - anterior chamberHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Toxoplasma gondii PCR, Eye Fluid - anterior chamberTXPCRToxo; T. gondii
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - anterior chamberVPCRSVZV
Eye Fluid - vitreous
Cytomegalovirus PCR, Eye Fluid - vitreousCVPCRCMV
Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - vitreousEBPCREBV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - vitreousHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Toxoplasma gondii PCR, Eye Fluid - vitreousTXPCRToxo; T. gondii
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Eye Fluid - vitreousVPCRSVZV
Foreign Body/Implant
Foreign Body Culture  
Gastric Aspirate
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB
Hair
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Joint Fluid
Anaerobic CultureANACSynovial Fluid
Borrelia PCR, Joint FluidBPCRSLyme disease
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Sterile Fluid Culture/ Gram StainSTFLDSynovial fluid
Mouth
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, MouthHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Mouth (Oral Cavity)
Gram StainGMST 
Nails
Fungus Culture/ Wet mountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Nasopharyngeal
Adenovirus PCR, NasopharyngealADPC1 
Respiratory Virus PCRRVPCR 
Nose (Anterior Nares)
Fungus CultureFUNCLMycology culture
Methicillin Resistant S. Aureus PCRMRPCRMRSA
Nose CultureNOSEC 
Pericardial Fluid
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Sterile Fluid Culture/Gram StainSTFLD 
Perirectal
Carbapenemase Surveillance CultureCARSC 
Carbapenemase (bla gene) PCR; Qual, PerirectalCALP1 
Pinworm ExamPINWMScotch Tape Prep
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci Van A gene PCRVPCR1VRE
Peritoneal Fluid
Anaerobic CultureANACParacentesis
Chlamydia trachomatis, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Peritoneal fluid)MCRNACT
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFCM AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Peritoneal fluid)MGRNAGC
Pleural Fluid
Anaerobic CultureANACThoracentesis
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain, Nocardia
Legionella CultureLGNLThoracentesis
Legionella pneumophila PCR, Pleural FluidLGPCRL. pneumophila, Legionnaires’ Disease
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Sterile Fluid Culture/ Gram StainSTFLD 
Prostatic Massage Fluid
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCL / WTMTMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Prostatic Fluid Culture/ Gram StainPROSC 
Trichomonas Wet MountTRIC 
Trichomonas Wet MountTRIC 
Rectal/Anal Swab
Chlamydia trachomatis, Amp RNA, Non-genital (rectal swab)MCRNACT
Gonococcus CultureGC 
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Rectal/Anal SwabHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Rectal swab)MGRNAGC
Sinus
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Skin Lesion
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, Skin LesionHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Orthopoxvirus PCR, Skin lesionPXPCRPox virus, Vaccinia virus
Vaccinia CultureVACCV 
Vaccinia DFAVCDFA 
Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR, Skin LesionVPCRSVZV
Varicella Zoster Virus- DFAVZVDVZV-DFA
Wound Culture/ Gram StainWOUND 
Skin Scraping
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Sputum
Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR, SputumCPPCRChlamydia pneumoniae; C. pneumoniae
Fungus Culture/Nocardia Culture/Wet Mount/Modified Acid-Fast StainFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain,MAF
Legionella pneumophila PCR, SputumLGPCRLegionnaire's Disease; L. pneumophila
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR, SputumMPPCRM. pneumoniae
Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) FA, SputumPCPFAPCP
Respiratory Culture/ Gram StainRESPC 
Sputum - induced
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR, Sputum - inducedPCPCRPCP; Pneumocystis carinii; P. carinii; P. jiroveci
Stool
Adenovirus 40/41ADST1 
Clostridium difficile PCRCDPCR 
CryptosporidiumCRYSP 
Enteric CultureENTRCStool
Giardia EIAGIARD 
Gram StainGMST 
Norovirus PCR, StoolNVPCR 
Occult BloodOCCBL 
Ova + ParasitesONP 
Rotavirus EIAROTE1 
Throat
Acinetobacter Culture, Throat/ GroinACINCsurveillance acinetobacter culture
Chlamydia trachomatis, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Throat)MCRNACT
Cytomegalovirus PCR, ThroatCVPCRCMV
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, ThroatHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Amp RNA, Non-genital (Throat)MGRNAGC
Orthopoxvirus PCR, ThroatPXPCRPox virus, Vaccinia virus
Throat CultureTHR 
Vaccinia CultureVACCV 
Tracheal Aspirate
Fungus Culture/Nocardia Culture/Wet mount/Modified Acid-fast stainFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain, MAF
Legionella pneumophila PCR, Tracheal aspirateLGPCR 
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Tracheal Asp/Culture/ Gram StainRESVC 
Urethra
Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae Amplified RNACGRNACT/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, GC/Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae/CT
Gonococcus Culture/Gram StainGCGC culture
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, UrethraHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Urine
Adenovirus PCR, UrineADPC1 
BK Virus PCR; Quantitative, UrineBKQU1 
Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae Amplified RNACGRNACT/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, GC/Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae/CT
Cytomegalovirus PCR, UrineCVPCRCMV
Fungus CultureFUNCLMycology culture
Gram StainGMST 
JC Virus PCR, UrineJCVIRJCV
Legionella ATGLEGAGLegionella antigen
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Orthopoxvirus PCR, UrinePXPCRPox virus, Vaccinia virus
Schistosoma ExamSCHSE 
Urine CultureURINE 
Vaccinia CultureVACCV 
Vagina
Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae Amplified RNACGRNACT/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, GC/Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae/CT
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Gonococcus Culture/Gram StainGCGC Culture
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR, VaginaHVPCRHSV; HSV-1; HSV-2
Trichomonas Wet MountTRIC 
Wound
Anaerobic CultureANAC 
Fungus Culture/ Wet MountFUNCLMycology culture, Calcofluor white stain
Mycobacterial Culture/ Acid-Fast StainAFC, AFSMAFB, MAC, TB
Wound Culture/ Gram StainWOUND 


 
 

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