We have seen an increase of flu and RSV in our community. Recently, the Wilson Laboratory has had several patients present who need to have nasopharyngeal cultures (ie. RSV, flu, etc.) collected. The Laboratory does not provide this service. Sending patients here for testing may potentially expose other patients and visitors. This is an infection control issue. Specimens for microbiological testing needs to be collected in the providerís office. If you need supplies, please contact Laboratory Client Services at 763-5780. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
John Waters, Manager,
Department of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
Mary Jo Skiba, RN CIC,