Lab Test : Abscess Culture Routine includes Gram Stain

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Alternate:Aerobic Abscess Culture
Includes:Culture and gram stain Susceptibility included if warranted
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:ABCU
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Specify source
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Swabs:
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Sterile Container:
Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 12 hour(s)
Rejection:Not received within specified time frame
Specimen container with needle attached
Normal:No growth or normal flora
Uses:Identify 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.
Method:Culture
 

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