Culture Identification & Antibiotic Sensitivity/ Ordinary


Specimens to be collected aseptically from infection sites are processed immediately by culturing them either qualitatively or quantitatively using standard culture media , optimal incubation conditions for isolation and identification of infectious agents, and performing the antimicrobial susceptibility test to identify the proper antimicrobial therapeutic agent. Samples representative of infection sites are: a. Meningitis and Encephalitis: (1 ml) CSF, process immediately.
b. Septicemia, bacterremia: blood culture, 10% of medium size.
c. Upper respiratory tract infections (Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis ):Throat swab.
d. Lower respiratory tract infections (Laryngitis, Pneumonia, Bronchitis): Sputum, Bronchial wash, Deep Tracheal Aspirate .
e. Urinary Tract Infection: Pyelonephritis, urethritis, cystitis, uritritis: Early morning –Clean catch-midstream voided urine ; Suprapubic urine, Nephrestomy urine .
f. Wound infection, Abscess: Pus swab, Pus aspirate.
g. Gastrointestinal tract infections: Stool, rectal swabs, biopsies…
h. Genital tract infections: Males: urethritis, prostatitis : Urethral discharge. Females: vaginal discharge, vaginal swab, cervical swab.
i. Skin and hair infections: scrapings and biopsies.
j. Body Fluids from infected sites: Peritoneal fluid, Pleural fluid, Synovial fluid, etc.

دواعي الإستعمال

نوع العينة والكمية والشروط

From the corresponding site Room Temperature

إحتياطات خاصة

Specimen collection should be during the acute phase of disease, using aseptic techniques , Sterile tools and containers , and bypassing normal flora.All culture samples must be collected prior to antimicrobial therapy, otherwise, laboratory must be informed to take corrective actions.All requests must have complete and sufficient clinical data to guide the laboratory procedures.Prompt delivery of collected samples under proper transport conditions to maintain viability of microorganisms .

المعدل الطبيعي

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