Lab Test : Tissue Culture Routine

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Alternate:Biopsy Culture
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Phone:(937) 641-3902
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Surgically collected tissue or biopsy material is suitable for culture. A small amount of sterile physiologic non-bacteriostatic saline may be added to specimen container to prevent dehydration.
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 10 minutes.
Normal:No growth or normal flora
Uses:Identifying microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.

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