Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days. Orthopedic specimens are reported after 15 days.
Foreign Body Culture, Aerobic
Culture, Foreign Body, Aerobic
Donor Cornea, Aerobic Culture
Heart Valve, Aerobic Culture
IUD, Aerobic Culture
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter, Aerobic Culture
Valve, Aerobic Culture
Ventricular Catheter, Aerobic
FOREIGN BODY CULTURE
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Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic organisms.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimen type: Heart valve, peritoneal dialysis catheter, ventricular catheter, donor cornea rim, catheter tip. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis.
Acceptable specimen types: Heart valve, peritoneal dialysis catheter, ventricular catheter. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin. For optimum recovery, send immediately.