Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 days.
Abscess, Routine Culture
Wound Culture, Aerobic
Cellulitis Aspirate, Routine Culture
Culture, Wound, Aerobic
Ear, Routine Culture
Pus, Routine Culture
Routine Culture, Wound
Skin, Routine Culture
Umbilical Cord, Routine Culture
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Isolate and identify potentially pathogenic organisms
No potential pathogens isolated
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect pus, exudate from wound, abscess, cellulitis aspirate, ear, skin, urethra or umbilical cord. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin, rectum, vagina or other body surfaces. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. Male patients: Using small swab gently scrape the anterior urethral mucosa or urethral discharge