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Test Name: Other Culture
Test Code: 50040
Other Names: Wound Culture
Test Includes: Rule out all potential aerobic pathogenic organisms
Specimen Requirements: Bacterial swab containing gel, fluid, tissue. Source of the culture site is mandatory
Container: Bacterial swab containing gel (Ames, Copan, Remel, BD), Sterile container
Collection Instructions: Clean wound area and collect exudates from the wound.
Stability: Maintain specimen at room temperature. Stable for less than 48 hours at RT.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Improper labeling, inappropriate specimen swab ; Expired swab. Specimen received after prolonged delay (more than 48 hours). Bacterial swab received in dry transport medium.
Methodology: Culture