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ENVIRONMENT CULTURE

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​e.g. air sampling by agar strips or other methods. As environmental cultures are useful only in very specific circumstances, consult the microbiologist for guidance if necessary.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture

Test Results

​Total bacterial count; no growth

Total bacterial count < 3 cfu/m3

Total fungal count < 3 cfu/m3

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Air and biological samples: preliminary report on Day 3 and final report on Day 8

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

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