C/s, Respiratory (specify), routine

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


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:

Microbiology