Skin and Wound Cultures
What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Taking or having recently taken antibiotics.
- Getting bacteria that is normally found on the skin in the tissue or wound sample.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 21, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease