Perirectal Culture

Sunquest Code:PERIRC  
Epic Code:LAB3670Epic Name:Perirectal Culture
Synonyms:Culture, Perirectal
Test Includes:Routine aerobic culture.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week; preliminary results are reported within 24 hours; final results are reported within 3 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate suspected organisms and diagnosis on request form.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Pus, aspirated material, scraping, perirectal swab
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (CoPan ESwab with larger swab, Syringe, sterile, no needle)
Collection Instructions:Prepare surface with povidone iodine solution; let dry. Aspirate purulent material with syringe. Expel air bubbles from syringe; inject sample into sterile container (for aerobic culture) or anaerobic container. Deliver to laboratory immediately.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No growth, or mixed flora.
Use:Isolate and identify pathogenic organisms.

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