|Alternate:||Routine wound Culture; Routine Culture wound; Pus Culture|
|Includes:||Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|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.|
|Container:||Culturette or sterile container|
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
|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.|
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