YourSwab™ (BD ESwab) or Culture Swab
Cleanse the surface of the open wound or urethral area with a non-antiseptic soap, sterile water or saline. Avoid adjacent skin areas.
Indicate source of specimen on both test requisition and specimen transport device.
Also see Appendix, Microbiology Specimen Collection.
To identify the presence and general type of microorganisms in a sample taken from the site of suspected infection or a sample of microorganism grown in culture so that further identification tests can be performed and appropriate treatment can be given.