Specimens of intact skin/vesicle with double swab culture device
One swab set. Two swabs must be submitted if gram stain is requested.
One swab set
Send within two (2) hours: Room Temperature
Up to 24 hours after collection stored at room temperature
Not acceptable for Anaerobic culture
Updates daily until final
Surface skin pathogens include: Candida spp., Enterococci, Enterobacteriaceae, Neisseria meningitidis, Pseudomonas spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Group A Streptococcus, Streptococcus milleri/anginosis group and Haemophilus influenzae Type B.