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Test Code DEEPC Deep Wound Culture

Reflex Tests

Susceptibility testing only performed on isolates considered clinically significant.

Collection Container

E-swab, sterile container, Amies swab, Port-A-Cul,syringe with needle removed

Specimen Required

Fluid, aspirate, drainage, exudate, abscess, pus

Transport Temperature


Reasons for Rejection

Excessive delay in transport

Additional Information

Gram stain included.



Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL (lesser volumes maybe processed depending on specimen origin)

Specimen Stability

24 hours refrigerated

Reference Ranges

No growth after 48 hours.

Turnaround Time

2-3 days

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week