Pus and abscess culture

Microscopy, culture, identification and susceptibility testing of any organism likely to be pathogenic
Sample type and Volume required: 
Pus in a sterile universal container
Turnaround time: 
2-3 days, culture may be extended when appropriate
Storage and transport: 
If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015