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Tropical ulcer/granuloma

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Biopsy only - swabs are not suitable

Send in sterile leakproof container


Turnaround Time:

AAFB microscopy usually within 24 hours weekdays only, contact laboratory if urgent. Mycobacterium culture 2-10 weeks

Culture for non-tuberculous Mycobacterium species

Other Comments:

Collection container : Sterile plain container

Special instructions -  Recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided: Please provide details of travel and exposure history

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature