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Wounds and Tissues

Specimen Type Test Requisition Container             Notes                                                                                               
Aspirate Mycobacteria (AFB) MS 331

Sterile container

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: Prelim: 1 week;  Final: 4 - 8 weeks
Notes:N/A

Deep wound and aspirate Anaerobic culture MS 331

Sterile container

Specimen Holding Temperature: Room Temperature

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A

Deep wound and aspirate Culture and sensitivity (C&S) MS 349

Copan Eswab

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Gram stain: same day;  Prelim: 24 hours;  Final: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A
Deep wound and aspirate Fungus culture MS 331

Copan Eswab 

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Fungal stain: 24 hours, Final: 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart value (tissue/biopsy) Mycoplasma MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart value (tissue/biopsy) Mycoplasma (AFB) MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart value (tissue/biopsy) Culture and sensitivity (C&S) MS 349

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Gram stain: same day;  Prelim: 24 hours;  Final: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A
Heart value (tissue/biopsy) Fungus culture MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Fungal stain: 24 hours, Final: 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart valve (tissue/biopsy) Legionella culture MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: Prelim: 4 days;  Final: 2 - 3 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart valve (tissue/biopsy) Mycobacteria (AFB) MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: Prelim: 1 week;  Final: 4 - 8 weeks
Notes: N/A
Heart valve (tissue/biopsy) Virus culture and detection MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Virology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: 2 weeks
Notes: N/A
Intravascular catheter tip Culture and sensitivity (C&S) MS 349

Sterile container

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A
Skin fluid / tissue juice  Slit skin smears  MS 331

Concave slides

Specimen Holding Temperature: Room Temperature

 Area: Parasitology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab.
Expected Time for Results: 7 - 10 days
Notes: Call Tropical Diseases Clinic
 Skin snips  Skin snips  MS 331

Sterile container

Specimen Holding Temperature: Room Temperature

 Area: Parasitology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab.
Expected Time for Results: 7 - 10 days
Notes: N/A
Superficial wound swab and drainage  Culture and sensitivity (C&S)  MS 349

Copan Eswab and drainage in sterile container

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

 Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Gram stain: same day;  Prelim: 24 hours;  Final: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy  Culture and sensitivity (C&S)  MS 349

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

 Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Gram stain: same day;  Prelim: 24 hours;  Final: 48 - 72 hours
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy  Fungus culture  MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature:

 Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: Fungal stain: 24 hours, Final: 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy  Leishmania culture  MS 331

Culture tube

Specimen Holding Temperature: Room Temperature

 Area: Parasitology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: 3 - 4 weeks
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy Mycobacteria (AFB)  MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

 Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: Provincial Health Lab
Expected Time for Results: Prelim: 1 week;  Final: 4 - 8 weeks
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy  SARS Coronavirus RT-PCR  MS 331 Sterile container with sterile saline

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

 Area: Virology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: 2 weeks
Notes: N/A
Tissue and biopsy  Viral detection   MS 331

Sterile container with sterile saline 

Specimen Holding Temperature: 4°C

 Area: Bacteriology
Refer Out: N/A
Expected Time for Results: 24 hours - 1 week
Notes: N/A