|Container Type||Tall Yellow Top Tube
|Turnaround Time||2 days|
|Methodology||Heterotrophic Plate Count by Spread Plate using TSA agar incubated for 48 hours at 35-37 °C|
|Reference Range||<2 – 49 CFU/mL
Action Level >= 50 CFU/mL (to be determined by facility but typically set at 50% of maximum allowable)
Maximum Allowable Level 100 CFU/mL
|Transport Temp||Refrigerate 2°- 8°C|
|Instructions||For NY clinics, order specific NY Colony Count, Water (AAMI/ISO).
Holding time disclaimer applies for NY samples received past 24 hours from collection time.
Refer to Environmental Testing section of this manual.