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Bacterial Culture, aerobic culture only - Wound, Deep

Source Wound, Deep
Mnemonic M WOUND
M FLUID
M TISSUE
M DEVICE
Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen: aspirated purulent material or swab from deep (>1cm) within the wound, tissue, fluid, or device (implant, lens).

Decontaminate wound surface prior to collection.

Submit specimen in Amies transport media or sterile container.

Specimen Handling Store specimen at room temperature.
Additional Information Indicate source of specimen on requisition.
Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 2-4 days.

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

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

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