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Bacterial Culture, Wound Aerobic & Anaerobic w/gram stain
|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 not desired, check the box on the request slip for 'AEROBIC' to omit it.|
|Container type||Syringe w/out needle or 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, anaerobic culture and gram stain. Incubated for 96 hours.|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:24 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667