Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
Screw cap plastic container (sterile)
Ambient (preferred) - 2 hours
Refrigerated - 24 hours
For best results, transport at room temperature within 2 hrs of collection to prevent desiccation of organisms.
Less than 15 colonies is not considered significant.
Greater than 15 colonies has been correlated with significant infections.