Imperial Collage Healthcare

Fungal short-term culture


Sample Required
• Respiratory samples (including sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washing, etc.)
• Sterile fluids (including pleural fluid)
• Swabs (including ENT, oral, genital, etc.)


Sample Container
• Swabs in Amies transport medium
• Other samples in sterile universal container


Transport/Storage
Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature


Turnaround Time
2 weeks


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