Gram positive rods
Gram positve coccobacilli
Gram variable rods
Gram positive cocci
Gram negative coccobacilli and pmn's (polymorphonuclear cells)
Ignore the alarm, you are busy doing a routine specimen in the main lab.
Quickly acknowledge the alarm on the Bactec instrument by pressing the flashing red bar at the bottom of the computer screen for the Bactec and then go to the instrument itself and removing the positive Bactec bottle for gram stain and plating.
Take a quick break and then head to the Microbiology lab to start dealing with the alarming instrument.
Call the microbiology supervisor, you have no idea how to shut that thing up.
BAP,CHOC, and CDC(in anaerobic pouch with indicator and anaerobic sachet) and a Gram stain
Only do a gram stain
Gram stain and BAP and CHOC
BAP, CHOC AND MAC AND CDC (in anaerobic pouch with indicator and anaerobic sachet)
Gram stain and BAP only
Gram positive cocci
Gram negative cocci in chains
Gram positive cocci in clusters
Purple round cells
Slam the phone down and decide you need a break too and head to dinner.
Note the collection time and date and then proceed to the microbiology lab and place specimen in each of the vials used for most stool studies, (ie: the green/or orange capped vial, the white/no preservative vial, and the pink/gray ova and parasite vials), Call the floor back in 30 minutes and ask to speak with the nurse taking care of that patient and have her enter the appropriate orders.
Set the specimen aside and deal with it later, it is not your fault the floor did not enter the orders.
Take the specimen to the Microbiology hood and leave it there until the floor decides to put the correct orders in.
Leave the problem for the day shift microbiology techs/supervisor to figure out.
As soon as time permits
As a batch because this saves time and the length of incubation time in the microbiology incubators has no bearing on microbiology culture results.
Whenever because they have the lowest priority when working as an evening/nite shift technologist
Only by the microbiology day shift technologists
None of the above