Sterility Culture

Method Name



Sterility Culture; Sterility Check, Microbiology Culture Request - Misc

Specimen Required

Items used in medical procedures, requiring sterility check collected in a clean, sterile container.

Specimen Stability Information

Transport at room temperature. *NOTE* Specimens that do not meet the above criteria will be rejected.

Special Instructions

This exam is a screen for common bacterial or fungal contaminants only and may not detect all possible contaminants. Culture is held for 5 days.

Performing Laboratory

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.. Turn around time is 5 days.