Type of sample/quantity required: swabs must be stored in a transport medium appropriate for aerobic and anaerobic germs (supplied by the laboratory);

Storage/shipping: samples must be stored and shipped at ambient temperature in the appropriate transport medium;

Reception days
: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Examination/reporting days: every day from Monday to Saturday;
Waiting times: depending on the bacterial growth, reporting times vary from 2 days in the case of negative results to 6 days in the case of slow-growing bacteria.