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BACTERIAL CULTURE, AEROBIC (CLINICAL SAMPLE)

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​See special instructions on SAMPLE COLLECTION and COLLECTION BY SPECIMEN TYPE

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture

Test Results

​Organisms reported; No bacterial growth; No growth of pathogens; Normal oropharyngeal flora; No significant bacterial growth; Mixed flora; Mixed enteric flora

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative: 1 – 3 days

Positive: 2 – 4 days depending on the number and type of organisms and source of sample.

 Negative Positive 
Urine 1 – 2 days 2 – 4 days 
Blood 2 – 3 days2 – 7 days
Sputum1 – 3 days2 – 5 days 
Wounds 1 – 3 days2 – 7 days 
CSF and sterile fluids3 – 4 days2 – 7 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Daily

Remarks

Change History Notes

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