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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeASP
Method

Microscopy (polarised microscopy if requested, quantitative cell count if requested or if EDTA tube is received**) Gram stain and culture

Full fungal culture if requested.

External Price$59.80(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Not required but necessary if required urgently, please contact the laboratory.

Specimen Collection Protocols

**For cell counts and differential - put aspirate into EDTA tube and mix.

Patient SpecimenAspirate in capped syringe* or sterile pottle
Paediatric SpecimenAspirate in capped syringe* or sterile pottle
Sample Delivery to LabAt ambient temperature, ASAP to lab
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0349 | x80349
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround TimeGram Stain/microscopy - 1 hr, culture 2 days - 2 weeks
Reference Interval

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical: Hui Wang

Ros Podmore (respiratory enquiries)

Additional Information

Microbiology to aliquot to other departments.*Do not send syringe with attached needles.Use protective cap on syringes or deliver sample in person. Clotted specimen gives equivocal cell counts.

Delphic Number Test Number2124

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