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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Wound / ulcer swab
Sample
Swab
Sample container
Amies Charcoal Bacteriological Transport Medium
Volume required
Not applicable
Special requirements for specimen collection
Please include site of swab and relevant clinical details on the request form so that appropriate investigations can be carried out. 
Indicate if sample if pre or post antibiotics and state which ones used and the duration of therapy. 
If possible when pus is present please send it in a sterile universal for pus sample testing. 
Storage
2-8 C (Unless N.gonorrhoea suspected, then store at room temp).
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
See 
http://www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk/primary/pathology/pathology-departments/microbiology/specimen-information/skin-and-soft-tissue-infections/ 
for further information.
Turn around time
3 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017