Culture Nose (Nasal culture,Nose Culture)

Test Code
CXNOS


Preferred Specimen
Gel, non-gel or mini-tip swabs acceptable


Instructions
Testing Frequency: Daily.


Transport Container
XGE Swab (Gel)


Transport Temperature
Room temperature


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hours room temp


Methodology
Routine culture



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