C/s, catheter tip (specify)

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

3-5 days


Specimen Requirement:

collected in a sterile container


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Not more than 2 inches from the distal tip. Transport immediately to the laboratory. Foley catheter tips are not acceptable for culture and will be rejected 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology