Wound Swab


Test Information

Test Name

Wound Swab

Department

Microbiology

Testing Location

PLBOP

Clinical Update

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Microbiology Clinical Details

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

WNDS

Notes

If clinical details include: • Bartholins cyst/abscess, • abscess (only if drained in theatre), • bite wound, • deep puncture wound, • post operative (only if patient in hospital), • graft site, • burns, • foreign body (FB), • crush injury

If collected from • ICU patient, • Organ transplant patient.

All other swabs labelled as 'wound swab' should be processed as SKIN


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

murray.robinson@pathlab.co.nz