Mucosal culture; Culture - skin; Culture - mucosal
A normal result means no disease-causing organisms are seen on the skin or mucosal sample.
Some microorganisms normally live on the skin. These are not a sign of infection and are considered a normal finding.
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
An abnormal result means bacteria, fungus, or virus is present. This may be a sign of infection.
Armstrong CA. Examination of the skin and approach to diagnosing skin diseases. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 462.
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