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Haemophilus ducreyi Culture

Updated

4/13/2010

Other Names Chancroid
How to Order
Check the Haemophilus ducreyi  box, under CULTURE, on the General Microbiology Request Form. To rule out or confirm identification of an isolate, check the “Other” box, under ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION (R/O OR CONFIRM), and write in Haemophilus ducreyi.
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain and Standard reference procedures for bacterial identification
Performed
Daily, on regular business days
Time to Reporting
5 to 7 working days
CPT Code
87070, 87077


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture on a chocolate agar slant or plate. Collect clinical specimens from the base and undermined margins of genitals lesion or ulcers, using a saline-moistened swab. Material aspirated from affected regional lymph nodes may also be collected.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and place into biohazard bag. Transport isolate to lab within 48 hours of subculture.  Transport, swab specimen or aspirate to lab without delay on day of collection. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Cultures or clinical swab specimens, in standard transport media, should be sent to laboratory at      2 - 8° C without delay. Do not freeze.
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms will not be processed.
Comments
Transporting at room temperature and overnight deliveries should be avoided. For addition information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.