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Pus culture/microscopy

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

Where sufficient pus is available this should be aspirated; otherwise collect as much pus as possible on a swab.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory.

 

 

Notes:

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:
2-3 days