Sinus aspirate and antral washout

Microbiology

Notes

 

 For sinus tissues see Tissue and biopsy samples

Sample requirements

30 mL sterile Universal

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Immunocompromise
  • Diabetes
  • Neutropenia
  • Previous surgery
  • 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

2 - 4 days


Page last reviewed: 19/05/2014