Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November.
Actinomyces culture/Intra-uterine device MCS
|Reporting frequency||Result issued in 10-12 days|
Universal 30ml white container or sputum pot 60ml Silver; bacterial swab
Coils, IUCD, Swab, tissue, pus. Swabs from superficial wound and swabs from non-surgical wounds. Specimens of actual
pus/exudate, if present, are preferred to swabs. The entire device should be sent. IUCDs are cultured for Actinomyces species.
Sample stability – 4 weeks
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