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IUCD culture

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IUCD culture
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Turnaround Time:

14 days

Description:

The culturing of a removed IUCD in the possibility of an infection

Sample Requirements:

Send the whole IUCD with any secretions around it.

How result is reported:

Culture result available on screen within 4 - 14 working days. Actinomyces are slow growers.

Important Information:

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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.
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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.
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