Superficial fungal lesion material: Scrape site with sterile scalpel and place scrapings into sterile screw-cap container, swab not recommended.
Refer to respiratory culture for collection requirements for lower and upper respiratory samples.
Any type sample is acceptable for culture if placed in sterile cup, and specimen is not dehydrated.
Storage Transport Temp
Specimens should be transported to the lab at room temperature within 2 hours of collection or Refrigerated.
2 hours at RT; 3 days 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