Specimens received on weekends before noon on Sunday will be processed on Sunday.
Quantitative results are reported within 48 hours. Identifications and antibiotic susceptibilities (if requested) may take longer. Negative cultures are reported after 48 hours.
Tissue, Quantitation Culture, Aerobe only
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Tissue Quantitation
Aerobic Culture, Tissue Quantitation
Biopsy Quantitation, Aerobic Culture
Biopsy, Quantitation Culture, Aerobe only
Culture, Tissue Quantitation, Aerobe
Quantitation Tissue Culture, Aerobic
Surgical Specimen Quantitation, Aerobic Culture
Quantitative Culture, Wound Biopsy
QUANTITATIVE BIOPSY CULTURE
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Isolate, quantitate and identify aerobic organisms. Test is used to evaluate the graft recipient site for infection before grafting or to monitor the progress of granulation for secondary closure of a wound.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Aseptically prepare biopsy site before taking biopsy. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Trauma Burn Laboratory should be separated from the portion submitted to the Pathology Department. Specimen container MUST be labeled with patient's full name, and registration number. Complete a Surgery-Critical Care/Trauma/Burn requisition with patient's full name, requisition number, location, doctor, doctor number, test requested, SPECIMEN SOURCE, collection date and time. Specify current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. For optimum recovery, send directly to Trauma Burn Laboratory within 60 minutes. DO NOT FREEZE. MUST be refrigerated, or put on crushed ice, if not received within 60 minutes of collection. Laboratory hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; specimens procured outside of lab hours should be taken to Specimen Processing for storage and notification of staff.
Aseptically prepare biopsy site before taking biopsy. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted for this test should be separated from the portion submitted for other testing. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 48 hours; do not freeze. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.