Inoculated media plates are incubated for 48 hours, with a reading at
24, and at the end of the 48's hours. If no organisms have grown, the report is released stating
that. If any organisms if grown within 48 hours of incubation the next
step is performed, which is the sensitivity, which is a wide range of
antibiotics discs placed over the organisms grown, this step takes
another 24 hours.All of these give us a turnaround time of 48 hours for those
negative results, and 72 for those who might have any infection.
We also have a rapid ID/Susceptibility system for urgent cases.