18.0 Colonic- Gastric Washing


Title of Manual: Specimen Collection

Version No: 1.0

Title: Colonic/Gastric Washing

Effective Date: 11/01/09
Revised Date: 01/02/14

Document #: GPA.SPC.18.0


I. PURPOSE

To provide the proper collection protocol for Colonic/Gastric Washing testing.

II. MATERIALS

Reagents

Supplies

Equipment

Gastric cells:
• Cytolyt preservative fluid


III. PROCEDURE

1. Label container with patient’s name, date of birth and source site.
2. The specimen should be collected by vigorous washing of the mucosal surface following intubation.
3. Mix specimen with equal volume of 95% ethyl alcohol or Cytolyt preservative fluid.
4. Place in a biohazard bag along with the completed requisition in the side pocket of the specimen bag.

IV. QUALITY CONTROL

• Minimum Volume:
    • 5 mL
• Storage Requirements:
    • Room Temperature
• Stability Requirements:
    • 3 Weeks

V. CALCULATIONS/CALIBRATION

VI. INTERPRETATIONS

VII. METHOD PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

VIII. REFERENCES

IX. RELATED DOCUMENTS

X. DOCUMENT HISTORY

MINOR REVISION
(Laboratory Director’s Signature on Original Subsequent Document Attached)

X - MAJOR REVISION
(Requires Laboratory Director & Department Director Signature - where applicable)

Reason for Change

1/02/14 New Document Control Format



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