A 45-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how are catheters handle (for culture) in the microbiology laboratory?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lewis Hassell answered
38 years experience Pathology
Culture techniques: An indwelling catheter suspected of harboring an infectious organism is thoroughly exposed to the culture media that will support growth of the bug, often by rolling it over the surface. It may also be immersed in a liquid media to detect organisms not on the surface, or that have "fastidious" growth requirements.
Answered on May 16, 2015
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