Infection Control Culture
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Collection:
Use the same dry swab to collect right and left aspects of same site,

eg nose, groin. For dry sites, eg nose, moisten swab with sterile saline

prior to collection.
Container(s):
Swab (Swab)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed 8:30-22:00 Mon-Fri, 8:30-19:00 Sat, 8:30-17:00 Sun.

Results available up to 4 days (minimum 2 days) after sample arrival in

laboratory.

Laboratory:
Microbiology (8382-9209)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Culture - infection control

Culture - MRGNR

Culture - MRSA

Culture - multi-resistant organism

Culture - VRE

Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus Culture

MRSA Culture

Vancomyin Resistant Enterococcus

VRE Culture
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
Deliver directly to testing laboratory. OOH: place in fridge.

Data Entry Code:

SydPath Division:
Microbiology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:34:56
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