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Anthrax detection

Ordering information:

Please contact Microbiology prior to collecting specimen for advice on specimen collection and transport requirements.

For Culture: Order "Wound Culture" through EMR and add "For Anthrax detection" in the "Order comment"

For PCR: PCR test is nonorderable through EMR, please order "Miscellaneous NAD" and add "For Anthrax detection" in the "Order comment"

Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
SMC, OPCR
Specimen types:
Swab
Tissue
Container types:
Wound swab kit + sterile potWound swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

 

For PCR - collect dry swab and/or punch biopsy.

For culture - collect swab in transport medium and/or punch biopsy.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
2-4 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW