Specimen: Submit Nasal Swab innoculated in special Aerobic Transport Medium available from MEDILAB. Specify left or right nasal swab on transport medium vial and test request form. Ship refrigerated.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Conventional culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days
Usage: Common organisms causing infections are S.aureus and Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Specialty: Physician, ENT specialist
Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required