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Hi, It looks like a couple of you on the IC forum have had broth cultures done in America.  It would be really great and useful if someone that has done it could let me know how it is done.  I contacted America and they weren't helpful as to how I send it, ice packs etc.,.  If anyone can shed some light on it, then that would be fab.


My email is


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Hi Elena


I had these tests done a few months ago and they found Strep D, apparently it was sensitive to Amoxicillin, but after 2 months of taking them I didn't feel any better at all and decided to knock them on the head as I felt they were doing more harm than good.


The lab were not terribly helpful I must admit and the very process of getting the sample there was a very stressful and expensive process.  I can of course send you the info on how I did it if that would help you.


Good luck with it all.




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Hi, i am also considering sending a urine sample to Virginia Lab. had the info months ago but lost it! Would be grateful if you could also send me the info. I remember contacting FEDEX? and as i live in wales they said would take 48 hours to get there so not sure how good the sample would be by the time it arrived! My e-mail is Thanks x

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Thanks Shmoo, if it isn't too much bother sending me some info that would be great.  I really think that I don't have an infection but it is more the nerves so want to eliminate them.  Think I will splash out - even though it is expensive as I wont really be settled until I have.


Could you please email me the details to:


Big thanks



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