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Anaerobic Culture

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Anaerobic cultures are performed on all blood cultures, wound swabs, fluids and tissue specimens.

If required on other specimens please add to the special instructions field in ehcare.

Alternate names:
Anaerobes
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Specimen types:
Fluid
Swab
Tissue
Blood
Container types:
Wound swab kit + sterile pot
Blood Culture
Wound swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

Where anaerobic organisms are suspected as causative agent - send immediately to Microbiology Laboratory for culture.

Do not send syringes or dry swabs.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-5 days