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Pus (Culture and Gram Stain)


Pus (Culture and Gram Stain)
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Turnaround Time:

5 working days


Pus (Culture and Gram Stain) for MC&S

Sample Requirements:

Pus/Fluid/Aspirate - at least 0-5mls in sterile universal

Please indicate site on request form

Swabs are not recommended

How result is reported:

Results avavilable within 5 working days.

Urgent Gram Stain phoned to bleep holder within 12 hours.

Important Information:

Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.