Miscellaneous fluids (haematoma, seroma, hydrocele etc)

Microbiology

Notes

 

Sample requirements

30 mL sterile Universal

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Current or recent antibiotic therapy

Storage/transport

Samples should be transported to the laboratory with minimal delay.  Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed.

Turnaround time

Microscopy results on day of receipt

Culture results 2 - 4 days


Page last reviewed: 19/05/2014