Collect sample in a sterile cup.
Any type sample is acceptable for culture if placed in sterile cup, and specimen is not dehydrated.
Specimens should be transported to the lab within 2 hours of collection or Refrigerated.
2 hours at RT; 24 hours at 4 degrees
Early morning, freshly expectorated sputum is preferred; any respiratory sample can be used for culture.
A Gram Stain is included with each culture.
7 days a week
Fungus, (Fungal Culture), Fungal, Culture