The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
Ascitic Fluid in Blood Culture Set
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Negative results - 5 days. Up to 21 days for extended culture|
Aerobic blood culture. Prior to innoculation, disinfect the culture botle top, label the bottle with patient's details without covering the barcode. inoculate the bottle with between 1-5ml of the fluid. After inoculation, disinfect the bottle top.
Negative bottles are kept for 48 hours, positive bottles for 3 months.
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