The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture 2 – 3 days. Some specimens may have prolonged incubation in which case a result will be issued in 5-7 days.|
Appropriate specimens include a swab of the lower uterine segment of the cervix.
A WBC differential will be done on all ascitic fluid with a raised WBC > 250/ml. Swabs stored for ≤ 1 week; Pus stored for a month
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