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 […]
|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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