Wounds – Pus – Exudate

Closed suppuration

  • Generally, take the sample using a sterile syringe after disinfecting the local area. Seal the needle, which will stay in place in the syringe;
  • Send it to the laboratory as it is, at room temperature;
  • Send quickly due to the fragile anaerobic flora.

Superficial areas

  • Clean the wound, remove the exudate, remove the ends of the necrotised tissue if necessary (use sterile physiological saline);
  • Take sample using a sterile swab which is placed in its transport container;
  • Send to the laboratory at room temperature.

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