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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeSWAB
Method

Culture for pathogenic bacteria and fungi.

Aerobic culture routinely performed.

Anaerobic culture only performed if clinical details are suggestive.

Acceptable sample - bacterial swab in transport media.

Varied sites possible from surgical sites or superficial sites.

External Price$15.72(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

 Clean area to be swabbed with sterile saline to reduce commensal bacterial burden. Moisten swab with sterile saline prior to swabbing, this increases bacterial adherence.

**Requistion form must include relevant clinical details**

eg: Deep chronic wound, diabetic ulcer, foreign body, SSI

 

 

Specimen Collection Protocols

Swab Identification Guide

Swab in a zig zag fashion ensuring the whole swab is rolled over/in the area

Patient SpecimenSwab
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsSwab in transport medium
Aliquot Transport to CHLImmediate transport to lab or storage at room temp
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0349 | x80349
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun 24 hrs
Turnaround Time2 - 3 days
Delphic Number Test Number797

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