Wound Culture WDC
One or two ESwab culture device(s). Aspirates are always better than a swab specimen. Send a sterile tube or a capped syringe without the needle. Refer to specimen collection documentation for more detail.
Purulent material, aspirate or body fluid. Eswab.
Purulent material, aspirate or body fluid - Ambient: 24 hours
Eswab - Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours
|Notes||Please indicate the specimen site on both the culture tube and the requisition. For actual tissue, order a Tissue/Bone Culture. For swab specimens collected in the OR, order ORC.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|