Please refer to this page for details on this test.
NOTE This test is not performed by Melbourne Health Pathology Service.
It is preferrable that patients attend the Andrology Unit, Royal Women's Hospital, 321 Cardigan St Carlton
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.