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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Candida Culture (S/P)
CategoryMicrobiology
Code
GUMS
Test information
For GUM use only 
Pre-analytical
Specimens should be transported and processed as soon as possible. If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48h are undesirable. 
Any materials used in taking these samples must be discarded in an approved clinical waste or sharps container.
Tube type
Sigma transport swabs
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TAT Inpatient (urgent)
2 days
TAT GP/Outpatient
NA
Referral lab
Local
Page last updated: 08 September 2021