Lab Test : Wound Culture Routine includes Gram Stain

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Alternate:Routine wound Culture; Routine Culture wound; Pus Culture
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:WNDC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal flora cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives reported as identified.
Specimen:Specific specimen site is required for proper specimen handling.
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Normal:No growth.
Uses:Identify microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent area should be avoided.
Method:Culture
 

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