Bacteriology (aerobes) & Mycology

LABOKLIN Service ID: 156


  • swab (with medium): nose, pharynx, ear, wound, urethra, urine, vagina, etc.
  • abscess material (swab with medium)
  • bronchial lavage, bronchial secretions, tracheal secretions (swab with medium)
  • faeces
  • liquor
  • aspirates (from sterile body cavities)


cultural, bacteriological (MALDI-TOF) and mycological


2 – 3 days
mycology up to 7 days


  • Smears from purulent material: A detection by culture from purulent material is often difficult as the bacteria are pre-damaged and therefore difficult to breed.
  • Abscess material: Split the abscess cavity and swab the inside of the abscess membrane; requesting an anaerobic bacteriological examination is advisable, too.
  • Bronchial lavage: For microbiological examination, lavage fluid should be sent by use of a swab with transport medium.
  • Please state if Bordetella bronchiseptica is suspected as special culture media are required!
  • Ear smear: If a parasitological examination is also requested, a swab without medium must be sent in additionally.
    An antimycogram for Malassezia spp. is only prepared on special request.
  • In case of punctures from primarily sterile body cavities, the sample material should not be cooled.
  • If testing for actinomycetes and Nocardia is desired, it is to be requested separately.