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MicrobiologySpecimen Requirement
Aerobic Culture and Sensitivity Test (Turnaround time: 2 - 4 working days)Tissue exudate or fluid on Amies transport medium swab (blue-cap swab), or tissue biopsy in a sterile container with several drops of sterile saline to keep moist.
Anaerobic Culture and Sensitivity Test (Turnaround time: 2 - 6 working days)Swab or tissue biopsy in Anaerobic Transport Medium (ATM) vial and keep at room temperature (20 - 25 C). Samples should be submitted to the lab ASAP.
Blood Culture (Turnaround time: 7 - 10 days)1 - 4ml of blood in blood culture bottles. Contact laboratory to be sent blood culture bottles.
Fungal Culture (Turnaround time: up to 21 days)Hairs collected by toothbrush. Plucked hairs in clean envelope, zip-lock bag, or sterile container. Tissue exudate or fluid on Amies transport medium swab (blue-cap swap) or tissue biopsy in sterile container with several drops of sterile saline to keep moist.
Gram Stain (Turnaround time: 2 days)Tissue exudate or fluid on Amies transport medium swab (blue-cap swab) or tissue biopsy in a sterile container with several drops of sterile saline to keep moist.
Ziehl-Neelsen Stain (Acid Fast Stain) (Turnaround time: 2 days)Tissue exudate or fluid on Amies transport medium swab (blue-cap swab) or tissue biopsy in a sterile container with several drops of sterile saline to keep moist.
Urine AnalysisSpecimen Rquirement
Urinalysis (dip stick and sediment) (Turnaround time: 1 day)10ml urine in sterile container
Urine Culture & Sensitivity (Turnaround time: 2 - 4 working days)3 - 5ml of urine in sterile container or special urine transport tube (grey-cap urine transport tube)
Urinalysis + Urine Culture10ml urine in sterile container
Urine Protein: Creatinine Ratio (Turnaround time: 5 days)2ml urine in container
Urine Cortisol: Creatinine Ratio (Turnaround time: 5 days)1ml urine in container
Crystallographic Stone Analysis (Turnaround time: 9-11 days)Dry stone in container
Faecal AnalysisSpecimen Rquirement
Faecal Sedimentation (Turnaround time: 2 days)5g stool in sterile container
Faecal Flotation (Turnaround time: 2 days)5g stool in sterile container
Faecal Occult Blood (Turnaround time: 2 days)5g stool in sterile container
Faecal Culture and Sensitivity Test (Turnaround time: 2-6 working day5g stool in sterile container

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