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Haemophilus ducreyi Culture

Updated

12/2/2016

Other Names Chancroid
How to Order
Check the Other box, under CULTURE or ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION as needed, on the General Microbiology Request Form. Write in Haemophilus ducreyi as the suspect organism.
 
Notify the OSPHL General Microbiology Section before sending at 503-693-4100.
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 after receipt of specimen
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. Store at room temperature for transport as soon as possible.
Transport
Transport clinical swab specimens in Amies transport media or equivalent. Swabs, aspirates, and cultures should be sent to the lab at 2-8° C, ideally on the same day of collection. Specimens should be received within 24 hours of collection. Do not freeze.
 
Transport at room temperatures is acceptable, but may compromise specimen integrity. Refrigerated temperatures are strongly preferred.
Rejection Criteria
Specimens received more than 48 hours after collection.
 
Specimens are subject to the requirements of the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy and Criteria, available at: http://bit.ly/SpecimenCriteria.
Comments
For additional information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503-693-4100.