Specimen: Submit Endocervical Swab innoculated in Amies charcoal transport medium available from Medilab. Ship refrigerated.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Conventional culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days
Usage: Common organisms isolated are S.aureus, E.coli, Proteus species, S.agalactiae, Enterococcus & Klebsiella. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Home Collection: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required