ACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS INCLUDE: sterile body fluids, tissue, deep wound material (including sinus aspirates/contents).
Sterile body fluids tissues, and aspirates should be sent in a sterile, leak-proof container; deep wound specimens should be collected via a grey-topped, glass anaerobic swab ONLY.
1-5 mLs for sterile body fluids; 1 grey-topped, glass anaerobic swab
1 mL of sterile body fluid; 1 grey-topped, glass anaerobic swab
Send to the lab immediately at room temperature
Sterile body fluids, tissues, and aspirates are stable up to 30 minutes after collection. Anaerobic swabs are stable up to 2 hours after collection.
Non-anaerobic swabs (red- or green-topped) are not accepted for this culture.
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