Item Value
Test name Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, Wound, Superficial skin
Available Stat? No
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type Syringe w/out needle, swab in transport media
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 desired, check the box on the request slip for 'AEROBIC & ANAEROBIC'.
Sample type Aspirate or swab

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667