Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Wound lesion or Abscess swab, material aspirated from wound site
1.0 mL (minimum swab)
Cause for rejection:
Specimen received on dry swabs. Specimen received in nonsterile container.
All wound cultures include a gram stain. Requisition must state specific site where specimen was taken along with any important information regarding patient diagnosis e.g. animal bite). If doctor orders state the laboratory culture for a specific organism, include this information on requisition.
OC Power Word:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Abscess Culture; Lesion Culture