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Bacterial Culture, Surgical drainage
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Method||Aerobic and Anaerobic culture|
|Collection Instructions||Submit in sterile tube or in the syringe used for collection with the needle removed and the tip capped. Lab will NOT accept samples in syringes bearing needles.|
|Container type||Sterile container or Red top|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|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||Includes gram stain|
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:24 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667