After collection of the sample(s):
Use eSwab for all Bacteriology investigations, MRSA PCR and CPE PCR tests. Do not use eSwabs for Mycobacteriology (TB, AFB), Virology and other Molecular Tests.
1. Send 1 eSwab with separate orders for Gram stain and aerobic culture:-
2. Anaerobic culture: Use eSwab (use a separate eSwab from aerobic culture).