Identify bacteria in bone specimens.
Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected
Transfer bone to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.
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- Culture, Bone