Principal Microbiology Tests

 

Test Name

 

Sample Type

 

Result Time (days)

 

Comment

Culture (faecal)

Faeces

3*

 

Culture (two swabs ear, eye, etc.)

Swab

2-3*

2 samples

Culture (milk)

Milk

2-3*

 

Culture Fluids (blood, CSF, joint etc.)

Fluid/aspirate

3-7*

 

Culture (eye, wound, ear etc.)

 

2-3*

 

SDA fungal culture (not ringworm)

 

5-7

 

Skin profile-complete

(Direct+ swab +fungal culture)

Skin

1-21

 

Skin profile (Direct exam + swab culture)

Skin

2-3

 

Skin profile: Direct KOH

Skin

1

 

Skin profile: Fungal culture

Hair Pluck

7-21

 

Stained smear

 

1

 

MRSA Screening (external)

 

2-3*

 

*Includes antimicrobial susceptibility test results