Item Value
Test name Bacterial Culture, Non-sterile Site (excluding superficial skin) with Gram stain
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 4 days
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type
Fluid Sterile tube or container
Swab Amies transport medium with charcoal
Sample type Aspirate, unfixed tissue from normally non-sterile sites (e.g. skin biopsy, sinus), swab, drainage (e.g. bile, JP)

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