The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
Bone Marrow Culture
|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 inoculation, 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, if sufficient add 1-2 drops to each slope and a drop spread on the slide. After inoculation, disinfect the bottle top.
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