Emerging Infectious Disease
Epic Lab Code: LAB8154
BT 6004
Bacteriology/Virology Section
This is a generic order. Orders covering specific pathogens may refer to this generic order but the specific instructions are the same for all.

1) Page Hospital Epidemiology at 3158 for guidance on the testing needed and the level of isolation precautions necessary.

2) Page the microbiology resident on call at pager 4903 weekdays; pager 3404 evenings and weekends so that the laboratory can anticipate the relevant specimen collection, transport and technical issues.

3) Acquire and fill out a requisition from the State Hygienic Laboratory. Include additional information as directed by Hospital Epidemiology. The State Hygienic Laboratory is available to assist at 319-335-4500 at all hours.

4) Transport all specimens to the microbiology laboratory at 6004 BT, phone 319-356-2591, for processing and to arrange for specimen transportation.