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Test Code:
090-40-0550-01

Order Name:
Tonsil C/S

 
Useful For:
Diagnosis of bacterial infections
 
Methodology:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
AliasesName:
Aerobic culture
Aerobic bacteria culture
Culture, General Bacteria
Bacteria cullture
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0550-01

Order Name:
Tonsil C/S

 
Patient Preparation:
Medications: Do not use antibiotics before collection of specimen
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Tonsil/ Stuart transport medium
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Tonsil, volume Entire collection
 
Sub Mission Container:
Stuart transport medium
 
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen in formalin or dry swab will be reject.
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Tonsil Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0550-01

Order Name:
Tonsil C/S

 
Method detail:
  1. Conventional Culture Technique
  2. Identification by MALDI-TOF
  3. Suceptibility test by Vitek 2 Compact
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 3 days.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
Specimen Retention Time:
7 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-0550-01

Order Name:
Tonsil C/S

 
 
Clinical Information:
Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood infection. Symptoms include a sore throat, swollen tonsils, and fever. The most common bacteria infection is Group A Streptococcus, is cause of an infection of the throat and tonsils. . Tonsillitis caused by streptococcal infection can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
 
Reference Value:
No growth or normal flora
 
Interpretation:
Isolate and identify potentially aerobic pathogenic organisms.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Amy L. Leber, editor. Clinical Microbiology Procedure Handbook 4th Edition. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 2016
  2. James H. Jorgensen, Michael A. PFALLER. Manual of Clinical Microbiology 11th ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2015
  3. https://www.mayocliniclabs.com (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)