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Tissue Culture

Category Bacteriology Medical Microbiology
Reporting frequency TAT - Microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture 2 – 3 days. Some specimens may have prolonged incubation in which case a result will be issued in 5-7 days.

Collection conditions

Use dry sterile bottle. All tissue samples should be collected aseptically and transferred directly to sterile sample containers with no additives of any kind. In the case of small fragments, place in a few ml of sterile saline.

Additional information

Sample stability – 4 weeks

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