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Bacterial Culture, Head & Neck
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Container type||Clean container, Swabs in transport media,|
|Sample type||Surgically collected tissues, swabs from sinuses, or from head and neck abscesses|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Swabs not received in transport media.|
|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||Used for surgically collected tissues, swabs from sinuses, head and neck abscesses only. Includes Aerobic & Anaerobic cultures w/smear. Incubated for 7 days.|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:23 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667