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Test Code LAB4311/8106/CXACT Actinomyces Culture

Important Note

Microbiology

Specimen Type

Abscess, IUD, Transtracheal aspiration, Suprapubic aspiration, wound, biopsy or body fluid.

Specimen Required

E-Swab transport system OR Anaerobic container system.

Screw Capped Sterile Container for abscess, aspirate, tissue (Not in Formalin), drainage or exudate.

MIN: Swab or 0.5 mL aseptically collected aspirates, pus, or exudate.

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Inpatient: bring directly to laboratory without delay

Outpatient: keep all specimen types at room temperature

METHOD

CULTURE

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

Room temperature

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

DAILY; Results 2-14 days

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

E-Swab stability: 48 hours at Room Temperature/Refrigerated. Anaerobic container system is stable at room Temperature for 48 hours. Sterile container stability: 48 hours at Room Temperature.

REJECTION: Mislabeled or Improperly labeled specimen; dry swab, grossly leaking specimen container; expired transport system, tissue in formalin, specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 48 hours) and syringes with needles attached.

SYNONYM

CULTURE

Additional Information

COLLECTION SITE MUST BE SPECIFIED