Placenta swab

Microbiology

Notes

 

Samples are routinely examined for a range of pathogens including Listeria.

Sample requirements

Standard charcoal transport swab

Place swab into transport medium

Charcoal transport swab

Required information

  • Placental abnormality
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Suspected amnio chorionitis 

Storage/transport

Store and transport at room temperature

Turnaround time

2 - 3 days


Page last reviewed: 23/08/2014