You are working in a hospital laboratory's Microbiology department as a Medical Technologist. You began work on the pictured test requisition and specimen in the microbiology lab at 19:42 on October 18, 2017. The current time is 20:27 on October 18, 2017.
As the Medical Technologist in your hospital Microbiology Laboratory, you will need to assess the specimen for acceptability of testing, properly process the specimen for culture, interpret the microscopic examination and culture results, identify any pathogens and provide susceptibility testing if required. You will be required to submit a final report to the physician.