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 […]
Blood culture TB
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT Positive results by microscopy or culture are telephoned, cultures are incubated for 42 days.|
Please be aware of the expiry date on the bottles. Prior to innoculation, disinfect the culture bottle top, label the bottle with patient's details without covering the barcodes. Innoculate the bottle with between 1-5ml of the bone marrow or blood. After innoculation, disinfect the bottle top.
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