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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Biopsy

Source Biopsy
Mnemonic M TISSUE
Specimen Requirements Submit specimen in sterile container or swab in Amies transport media.
Specimen Handling Store specimen at room temperature.
DO NOT refrigerate. 

Specimen MUST be received in  Microbiology at the Diagnostic and Scientific Centre (DSC) within 2 hours of receipt in the  hospital laboratory or patient service centre.
Additional Information CLEARLY indicate on requisition, requests in addition to aerobic and/or anaerobic culture i.e. indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.
If clinically indicated, specimen source suitable for anaerobic culture.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 4 days.

Testing Location DSC Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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