MICROBIOLOGY

TEST DESCRIPTIONSPECIMEN REQUIREMENT
Aerobic culture and sensitivity test (Turnaround time 2-4 working days)Swab with Amies transport medium, fluid in sterile container. Specify source
Anaerobic culture and sensitivity test (Turnaround time 2-6 working days)Swab with Amies transport medium, fluid in sterile container. Specify source
Urine culture and sensitivity test (Turnaround time 2-4 working days)5mL urine in sterile container
Faecal culture and sensitivity test (Turnaround time 2-6 working days)5g stool in stool/sterile container
Blood culture (Turnaround time 7-10 days)5-10mL blood in blood culture bottle. Contact laboratory to be sent blood culture bottle
Fungal culture (Turnaround time up to >21 days)Tissue, hair, skin scraping, body fluid in sterile bottle
Gram stain (Turnaround time 2 days)Swab with Amies transport medium, fluid in sterile container. Specify source
Ziehl-Neelsen stain (AFB) (Turnaround time 2 days)Swab with Amies transport medium, fluid in sterile container. Specify source
Faecal occult blood5g stool in stool/sterile container
Faecal flotation for ova and parasites5g stool in stool/sterile container
Faecal sedimentation for ova and parasites5g stool in stool/sterile container
Urinalysis (dip stick and sediment)10mL urine in sterile container
Urinalysis+ urine culture10mL urine in sterile container