Collection: Bone or tissue; please indicate the source of the specimen.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Store the bone sample in a sterile container at 20° - 25° C and send it immediately to UF Health Pathology Laboratories. Submit the specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines. Specimens should be kept moist at all times; place sterile, saline-soaked gauze in the container.
- Specimens in formalin
- Dry specimens
- Specimens in a non-sterile container
- Ambient: 24 hours
- Refrigerated: Unacceptable
- Frozen: Unacceptable
This test is used to identify anaerobic pathogenic organisms from a specified bone or tissue site.
2 - 7 days
Negative or non-growth
Monday - Friday