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Biopsies -see tissues also

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Turnaround Time: 2-14 days (longer if Mycobacterium species suspected)

Culture for common pathogens

Other Comments:

Collection container: Sterile plain container -use small volume of sterile saline to prevent drying if small biopsy

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided

Specify if unusual organisms, fungi or mycobacteria suspected

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature