C/s, Respiratory (specify), routine

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric

Running Day:


Turn Around Time:

3-5 days

Specimen Requirement:

collected in a sterile container

Patient Preparation:

for sputum specimens, early morning collection is ideal, preferably before breakfast. Rinse mouth with water prior to collection to avoid inclusion of food debris.

Special Considerations:

Transport immediately to the laboratory

Unit Conducting the Service: