Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Surgical

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Transport tissue immediately or cover with nonbacteriostatic saline

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hrs

Special Instructions
Transport aspirates in a syringe with luer-lock top or in sterile vial. For small volumes, collect pus on a charcoal swab.

Processing Instructions
Specimens will be processed as ordered. If anaerobic, fungal or AFB cultures are needed, separate orders and swabs are required.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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