Abscess Culture Panel

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 2-7 days
Price: $85.00
The abscess culture panel is for the detection of bacterial infections of suspect abscesses and includes aerobic culture, anaerobic culture and a Gram stain.

This panel does not include antimicrobial susceptibility testing which is an additional charge per susceptibility.
Specimens Required
  • Fluids
  • Exudates
  • Tissue
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Exudates/Fluids are preferred in a sterile transport container. If a bacterial transport system is used for submission it must be appropriate for obligate anaerobic organisms. 
Packing Instructions
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
If a specific organism is suspected, please note this on the submission form; this information can assist with proper culture setup.  

Please note specimens are not routinely pooled for aerobic cultures unless requested. 
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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