Critical Values - Microbiology

A Medical Microbiologist will contact the ordering physician to discuss the following results:

  • Any growth in a Blood Culture
  • Any Pathogen from a joint fluid or any other sterile fluid
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (any site)
  • Clostridium perfingens(wound)
  • Listeria
  • E. coli 0157 from children < 8 years
  • Neisseria meningitidis (blood culture, eyes)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (eyes) in children < 1 year old
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