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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Bronchial Wash (BW)

Source Bronchial Wash (BW)
Mnemonic M BW
Specimen Requirements

Submit specimen in sterile container.

Specimen Handling Store specimen at room temperature. 
DO NOT refrigerate.

Transport STAT to the hospital laboratory.
Specimen MUST be received in Microbiology at the Diagnostic and Scientific Centre within 2 hours of receipt in the hospital laboratory.
Additional Information

Specimen is NOT suitable for anaerobic culture.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 2 days.


Testing Location DSC Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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