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Aerobic Culture & Sensitivities


Aerobic culture includes organism ID and sensitivities.

Test Code:

Follow-up: CSAEF

Sample Requirements:

  • Swab in aerobic transport media;
  • Urine in tightly sealed sterile plastic container;
  • Tissue in a sterile container with a few drops of sterile saline;
  • Fluid in a sterile container;
  • Skin scrapes in a sterile container

Turn Around Time:

2 business days for negative results, longer depending on growth

Collection Protocol:

  • Refrigerate swab and urine if transport will be delayed over
    48 hours.
  • Refrigerate tissue and fluid; ship on ice.
  • Please specify the method of urine collection (free flow,
    cystocentesis, catheter).
  • Indicate the original laboratory report number when
    ordering follow-up culture tests on the same source.
  • Indicate the source of the specimen, clinical history,
    antimicrobial therapy, suspected disease.

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