C/S, Wound/ Discharge/ Exudate/ Swab (Specify), ROUTINE

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

3-5 days


Specimen Requirement:

Collected using a swab in transport medium


Patient Preparation:

Clean the area thoroughly. Swab the centre of the wound. Do not swab near the edges of the wound to avoid contamination with surface/flora


Special Considerations:

Transport immediately to the laboratory


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology