Microbiology - Bacteriology
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
Swab in a zig zag fashion ensuring the whole swab is rolled over/in the area
Please see link for Swab Guide under Additional Information section
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
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.
$15.72 (Exclusive of GST)
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