Yeast Culture or Culture for Candida
See Collection Instructions
Cervix, Vagina, Urine, Throat, Rectum, or Stool
For cervix, vagina, throat, rectal / stool -- collect with culturette swabs and submit to lab within 24 hours. For urine -- submit in sterile cup and deliver to lab within 2 hours (urine may be refrigerated up to 14 hours).
Culturette swabs - up to 24 hours. Urine may be refrigerated up to 14 hours.
Delay in transport or dry swabs.
Refer to microbiology processing manual.