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. Collect an Eswab of wound/aspirate or 2.0 mL of material from wound site.
Requisition must state specific site where specimen was taken along with any important information regarding patient diagnosis e.g. animal bite).
If provider's orders are to culture for a specific organism, include this information on requisition.
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
Abscess Culture; Lesion Culture