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ID:742 Wound Botulism culture
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DescriptionWounds infected with Clostridium botulinum produce systemic symptoms of Botulism. Intravenous drug users are at a higher risk. Wound culture requests should particularly mention the clinical suspicion of Botulism. Ideally obtain tissue and/or pus material before the administration of the antitoxin. Specimens may be obtained up to 24 hrs after the antitoxin and start of antibiotics. Tissue specimens are preferred.
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Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna


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IP Acute TAT14 days
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT14 days
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNegative results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.
Originally edited by : Dr M Denton. Last edited on 28/06/2017 14:09:11. Published By K Roberts on 28/06/2016 14:09:11.