Nose Culture
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Include clinical information relevant to test on request form. State on

request form if specimen is being taken pre-hypophysectomy.

Collection:
Moisten a dry swab with sterile saline prior to collection. The same

swab should be used to sample the anterior nares of both nostrils.
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 after sample arrival in laboratory.

Laboratory:
Microbiology (8382-9209)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Culture - nose
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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 17:35:09
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