Collection container (including preservatives):
Collect specimens in appropriate CE marked leak proof containers
and transport specimens in sealed plastic bags.
Specimen type: Please state anatomical site on
Collection: Use aseptic technique.
Specimen transport: Specimens should be
transported and processed as soon as possible.
Minimum volume of sample: Not applicable
Special precautions: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Measurement units: Not applicable
Biological reference units: Not applicable
Turn round time for provisional result (calendar
days): 24 hrs
Turn round time to final result (calendar
days): 48-72 hrs
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the
results: Collect specimens before antimicrobial therapy
Specimens should be transported and processed as soon as