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Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, Wound, Superficial skin
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Submit pus in a syringe after removing needle. If there is insufficient pus to aspirate, submit two sterile swabs in charcoal-containing transport medium.
If anaerobic culture is desired, check the box on the request slip for 'AEROBIC & ANAEROBIC'.
|Container type||Syringe w/out needle, swab in transport media|
|Sample type||Aspirate or swab|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Swabs not received in transport media.|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|Stability||Room temperature 24 hours (after 12 hours the recovery of fastidious organisms may be compromised)|
|Reflex?||If bacteria are detected that are not normal mixed flora they are automatically identified and susceptibility testing is performed.
Full ID and/or susceptibility testing may be omitted upon request when sample is submitted for testing.
|Additional information||Includes aerobic culture and gram stain. Incubated for 48 hours.|
|CPT coding||87205; 87070
|Last Updated||6/22/2016 12:33:38|