|Test Name||Tissue Culture and Gram Stain|
|Alias||Biopsy Culture and Gram Stain|
|Preferred Container||Sterile, leak proof container|
|Optimum Volume||1 gm|
|Collection Instructions||Place tissue in sterile saline or bacterial transport media to prevent drying|
Send to the laboratory immediately.
|Transport Requirements||Oahu: Ambient|
|Specimen Stability||Ambient: 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 Criteria||Cotton swab, Frozen, Preservatives used|
Note: Specimens with rejection concerns will be processed upon receipt and the ordering physician consulted.
|Analytic Time||Up to 5 Days|
Preliminary reports at 24 and 48 hours
Additional time is required for identification and/or susceptibility testing if culture is positive.
|Methodology||Visual examination for bacterial growth on/in selective and non-selective media.|
The reference ranges listed below are valid on this date of April 11, 2021.
|Component||Age||Male Norm||Male Critical Low||Male Critical High||Female Norm||Female Critical High||Female Critical Low||Units||Add'l info|
|Report Status:||ALL||See report.|
|Gram Stain:||ALL||See report.|