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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Abscess, Superficial

Source Abscess, Superficial
Mnemonic M WOUND
Specimen Requirements Submit swab from superficial abscess (<1cm deep) in Amies transport media.
Specimen Handling Store specimen at room temperature.
Additional Information

Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 2 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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