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Nose swab culture


Nose swab culture
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Turnaround Time:

4 working days


Culture for S.aureus and Group A Streptococcus.
Culture for C.diptheriae and K.rhinoscleromatis will be performed based on clinical information.


Nose swab for MC&S

Vessels and Containers:

Black/blue top bacterial swab

How result is reported:

Results available on screen within 4 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.