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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