Tissue and biopsy samples
- Relevant clinical details
- Travel history (if relevant)
- Recent, current and intended antibiotics
Transport immediately to the laboratory. Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed.
Microscopy results available on day of receipt
A preliminary report is issued after 2 - 4 days. All cultures undergo an extended 5 day incubation for anaerobes.
Final culture results: 5 – 7 days
Tests for unusual pathogens will take longer
Page last reviewed: 28/01/2014