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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Swabs for microscopy and culture

Recent changes for Swabs for microscopy and culture

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
1st August 2018
Preferred Container Type

Wound swab kit

Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)

Collection & Request Instructions

Specimen Collection

•Label the transport swab with the patient’s full name, date of birth, UR number  (if applicable), date, time and site of collection.

•Label the slide and slide carrier with the patient’s full name, and UR number (if applicable). For open wounds, clean with a swab moistened with normal saline until red granulation is visible.

•For closed wounds clean away excess debris and purulent material from the opening.

 

Use for wounds, exudates, eyes, ears, throat, skin and mucosal surfaces.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory

 

Specimen Collection

•Label the transport swab with the patient’s full name, date of birth,

•For closed wounds clean away excess debris and purulent material from the opening.

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

Use for wounds, exudates, eyes, ears, throat, skin and mucosal surfaces.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory

 

Notes

Wound  Swab Collection Instructions 

Wound cultures Clinical Information

Throat Swab Collection Instructions

Throat cultures Clinical Information

Nasal Swab Collection Instructions

The transit of specimen from Angliss or Maroondah lab and out of working hour collection may cause the prolonged turnaround time

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

Wound cultures Clinical Information

Throat Swab Collection Instructions

Throat cultures Clinical Information

Nasal Swab Collection Instructions

The transit of specimen from Angliss or Maroondah lab and out of working hour collection may cause the prolonged turnaround time

Swabs for microscopy and culture

Alternate names:
Ear Culture, Eye Culture, Nose Culture, Throat Culture, Wound swab
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
SMC
Specimen types:
Swab
Container types:
Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)Swab - blue top (Amies transport media)
Collection Instructions:

Specimen Collection

•Label the transport swab with the patient’s full name, date of birth,

•For closed wounds clean away excess debris and purulent material from the opening.

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

Use for wounds, exudates, eyes, ears, throat, skin and mucosal surfaces.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory

 

Notes:

Microbiology Specimen Collection Guide

 

The transit of specimen from Angliss or Maroondah lab and out of working hour collection may cause the prolonged turnaround time

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-5 days

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