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Bacterial Culture, Abscess
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|Stability||12 hours in appropriate transport medium|
|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||For head and neck related to the respiratory tract, see Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. For other sources, see Wound.|
|Last Updated||10/15/2008 9:42:25 AM|
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