Lab Test Procedure : Anaerobic (Bacterial Culture)

NOTE Collected from deep wounds, or abscesses, soft tissue aspirates, bite wounds, or tissue.

Equipment
ESwab collection kit
Betadine
Sterile gauze

(NOTE: 1 Eswab from the same site can be
used for both aerobic and anaerobic cultures)


Abscess Clean area with betadine solution, rinse with sterile saline, and dry with sterile gauze. After incision, remove the swabs from collection kit package. Swab the interior of abscess cavity and/or any present pus. Break off swab at the red score line into the transport tube containing 1.0mL liquid media and send to lab.

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