Department: 
Microbiology
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Wound Swab culture/microscopy
Test Code: 
SW
Availability: 
Daily
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) OR Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Reference Range: 
Notes: 
For skin & soft tissue infections: A clinically non-infected wound does not require MCS. A tissue or aspirate specimen is preferable to a superficial swab. Debride or clean the wound prior to collecting swab to avoid transient colonizing bacteria.