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Blood culture (paediatric set)



Test Information

  • Container:
    Paediatric-BD BACTEC Peds PlusTM/F (Silver)
  • Collection conditions:
    Aerobic blood culture. Prior to innoculation, disinfect the culture botle top, label the bottle with patient's details without covering the barcode. Innoculate the bottle with between 1-5ml of the fluid. After inoculation, disinfect the bottle top. Send any sample you manage to obtain regardless of volume.-
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT Negative - 5 days. Up to 21 days for extended culture
  • Additional information

    Negative bottles are kept for 48 hours, positive bottles for 3 months
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Last updated July 7, 2017


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