Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Wound

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Decontaminate the surrounding skin then open the lesion and express pus onto a charcoal swab. Sample the advancing margin of the lesion.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hrs

Special Instructions
Label the specimen as to the source of the wound (i.e. incision, burn, dog bite etc.)

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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