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Difference in collecting specimen for fungal cultures and bacterial cultures?

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In brief: Similar

In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both.
Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved.

In brief: Similar

In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both.
Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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