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Wound Culture


Wound Culture
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Turnaround Time:

4 working days


Only swab leg or foot ulcers after debridement or if pus or erythema is present.


Wound swab for MC&S

Vessels and Containers:

Black/blue top bacterial swab

Sample Requirements:

Please state site of swab on form

How result is reported:

Result available within 4 working days.

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.