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Culture & Sensitivity (C&S) Bone

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

Refer to Ordering Recommendations for Clinical Microbiology Testing webpage to ensure specimen and requisition requirements are met prior to collection

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Bone
Collection Procedure
  • Insert swab into 1 mL transport medium tube and break swab shaft to replace cap
  • Transport at room temperature within 2 hours of collection for optimal organism recovery
  • Store  at room temperature up to 24 hours if transportation delayed
  • Do NOT refrigerate
  • Specimen must be received in laboratory within 24 hours of collection
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​Bacteriology Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document  LSM 828 v1

Last Modified: Friday, September 27, 2019 |
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