Test directory: Tissue Culture and Gram Stain

Ordering Code5783
Test NameTissue Culture and Gram Stain
AliasBiopsy Culture and Gram Stain
Preferred SpecimenTissue
Preferred ContainerSterile, leak proof container
Optimum Volume1 gm
Collection InstructionsPlace tissue in sterile saline or bacterial transport media to prevent drying
Send to the laboratory immediately.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Day
Tissue specimens will be accepted up to 2 days, but fastidious organisms may not remain viable after 24 hours, or if specimen is received refrigerated.
Rejection CriteriaCotton swab, Frozen, Preservatives used
Note: Specimens with rejection concerns will be processed upon receipt and the ordering physician consulted.
Avail. StatYES
Analytic TimeUp to 5 Days
Preliminary reports at 24 and 48 hours
Additional time is required for identification and/or susceptibility testing if culture is positive.
MethodologyVisual examination for bacterial growth on/in selective and non-selective media.

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Source:ALLSee report.
Report Status:ALLSee report.
Gram Stain:ALLSee report.
CultureALLSee report.