Lab Test : Catheter Tip Culture Routine

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Includes:Culture, susceptibility included if warranted.Culture of IV catheter tip ONLY. Culture performed as semi-quantitative roll technique as published by Maki (NEJM, 1977).
Phone:(937) 641-3908
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Catheter tip
Volume:1 catheter tip
Container:Sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature. Transport to the lab within 30 minutes
Rejection:Urinary catheter tips are not cultured.
Room temperature more than 12 hours old
Refrigerated more than 12 hours old
Normal:No growth or normal skin flora
Uses:Identification of microorganism that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.

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