Gram stain and susceptibility if generally applicable
Do not use this test order for vaginally collected swabs, see Culture Genital.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Aspirate fluid into sterile tightly sealed container, sterile-capped syringe with needle removed, anaerobic transport tube or blood culture bottles When using blood culture bottles, wipe septum with alcohol before inserting fluid.
Frozen specimen, leaking or non-sterile containers
Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic Culture performed on properly collected specimens
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Positive stain or culture
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