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 12:26 on October 15, 2018. The current time is 13:11 on October 15, 2018.
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.