Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]
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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