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BACTERIAL CULTURE, AEROBIC (CLINICAL SAMPLE)

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Lab Section CategoryBacteriology/Mycology/Parasitology - Bacteria
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Specimen RequiredSee special instructions on SAMPLE COLLECTION and COLLECTION BY SPECIMEN TYPE
MethodCulture
Test Result

Organisms reported; No bacterial growth; No growth of pathogens; Normal oropharyngeal flora; No significant bacterial growth; Mixed flora; Mixed enteric flora

Turnaround Time

Negative: 1 – 3 days

Positive: 2 – 4 days depending on the number and type of organisms and source of sample.

  Negative  Positive 
Urine  1 – 2 days 2 – 4 days 
Blood 2 – 3 days 2 – 7 days
Sputum 1 – 3 days 2 – 5 days 
Wounds 1 – 3 days 2 – 7 days 
CSF and sterile fluids 3 – 4 days 2 – 7 days

Day(s) Test Set upDaily
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Last Modified Date :08 Dec 2011