Copyright 2001-2007, Daviess Community Hospital
1314 East Walnut Street - Post Office Box 760 - Washington, Indiana 47501- (812) 254-2760
Report to Admitting Office with lab order. The Admitting Office is located in the front lobby of the hospital. Then, report to the Laboratory.
This test is done to establish adequate collection techniques for the diagnosis for respiratory infections.
No eating before collection.
Collect the specimen first thing of a morning before eating. Rinse your mouth with water, not mouthwash, before collection. You should deep cough from down deep in the chest to collect a good specimen. Expel the material into the sterile specimen cup provided by the laboratory. Refrigerate the specimen if not brought to the laboratory immediately.
You may resume usual activities after completing procedure.
Please call the Laboratory at (812) 254- 8867 if you have questions.