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Table 1 Laboratory methods

From: UniStatus - a cross-sectional study on the contamination of uniforms in the Danish ambulance service

Bacterial focus Agar plate/swab stick Incubation time/temperature
Potentially pathogenic bacteria Blood agar 37 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 24 ± 3 hours
B. cereus Blood agar 30 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 24 hours
S. aureus RPF agar 37 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 18-24 hours*
Enterococcus Slanetz agar 44 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 48 ± 4 hours
Clostridium TSC 37 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 24 ± 3 hours
Pseudomonas Rapid Pseudomonas agar 36 degrees Celsius for 22-33 hours
E-coli TBX agar 44 ± 1 degrees Celsius for 21 ± 3 hours
  1. *If necessary, an additional 24 hours.