Fluid in sterile container or syringe.
Submit fluid in a sterile container. Swabs are discouraged, but if only option for collection, submit in liquid Amies transport media (red-cap), or E-swab.
Transport to lab within 30 minutes of collection
Formalin contamination or significant delay in tra
1.0 - 5.0 ml fluid
Refer to microbiology processing manual.
Includes Gram stain, aerobic and anaerobic culture.