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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Tissue

Source Tissue
Mnemonic M TISSUE
Specimen Requirements Submit tissue in: Amies transport media, sterile container, or 
anaerobic transport media (PRAS).
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

Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.

If clinically indicated, specimen source also suitable for
anaerobic culture.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 4 days.

Testing Location DSC Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)  

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