Ballotini Beads

Contact the laboratory before sending and inform us if urgent or routine

60ml wide-mouthed container

Sample requirements

Place excised material in a dry, sterile leak proof container

e.g. 60 mL widemouth container

DO NOT ADD FORMALIN

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Travel history (if relevant)
  • Recent, current and intended antibiotics

Storage/transport

Transport immediately to the laboratory. Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed.

Turnaround time

Microscopy results available on day of receipt

A preliminary report is issued after 2 - 4 days. All cultures undergo an extended 5 day incubation for anaerobes.

Final culture results: 5 – 7 days

Tests for unusual pathogens will take longer

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