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False Positive Bacterial Cultures of Subcutaneous Wound or Abscess

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A culture of a subcutaneous wound or abscess may yield misleading results if an improper specimen has been collected or if it was not handled properly.

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