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Actinomyces culture

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Pus - sterile leakproof container

intra-uterine device - sterile leakproof container

Abscess swab (pus sample preferred) - charcoal swab


Turnaround Time:

12-14 days

Extended culture for Actinomyces species

Other Comments:

Collection container (including preservatives): Sterile plain container, swabs in amies media with charcoal.

Special instructions - NB for all microbiology requests, relevant clinical data and details if recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided: Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature