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Bacterial Culture, Duodenal aspirate
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Submit aspirated fluid in anaerobic transport media (available in L553)|
|Container type||Sterile container|
|Sample type||Small bowel aspirate|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|Synonyms||bacterial culture, small bowel|
|Stability||Room temperature 24 hours|
|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 primarily for detection of malabsorption. Includes Aerobic and Anaerobic culture Count and Identification.|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:23 AM|
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