Maxillary Sinus Culture
Collect material from maxillary or frontal sinuses using syringe aspiration. Cap syringe or transfer to sterile container and transport to the laboratory immediately.
deliver to lab within 30 minutes.
Significant delay in transport. Nasal swabs.
Sinus or Nasal drainage is unacceptable as this material will be contaminated with routine respiratory flora.
Includes aerobic / anaerobic culture and Gram stain.