Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
This test is to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and includes organism quantitation ONLY; no identification or susceptibility testing.
Screw cap plastic container (sterile)
Transport to Microbiology immediately, as delays in processin may falsely elevate quantitation.
Refrigerated - 24 hours
Negative aerobic culture:
<1 million colonies/mL, indicates normal colony count