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Cough Swab



Test Information

  • Container:
    Universal 30ml (White) or Sputum pot 60ml Silver or Pernasal swab
  • Collection conditions:
    Samples should be collected early in the morning (before breakfast) on 3 consecutive days and delivered to the lab ASAP to avoid acid deteroration of the sample. Minimum 1ml sputum, for bronchial specimens the volumes will vary widely depending on the procedure.-
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT - Positive results by microscopy or culture are telephoned, cultures are incubated for 42 days
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Last updated June 29, 2017


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