Bacterial culture for the isolation and identification of Actinomyces species.
Diagnosis of infection with Actinomyces.
As standard practice the laboratory will culture for Actinomyces from:
Actinomyces are commensals of the mouth, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts – in rare cases they can cause infection (Actinomycosis.)
Material from wound, swab or IUCD
For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):
Request as for routine culture but state ‘For Actinomyces Culture’ in clinical details
Please state ‘Actinomyces culture’ in clinical details.
Processed locally in Microbiology at RDUH
Culture – up to 10 days for a Negative result