Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
Blood culture, pus - microscopy and culture (collected at intra-operative drainage procedure or by aspiration), wound swab microscopy and culture if contiguous skin lesion present, bone biopsy.
FBC, blood film, differential WCC; CRP.
In children: see Haemophilus influenzae infection.
Pus, bone biopsy (including FNAB) - mycobacteria testing.
See also Tuberculosis.