Find out more about a day in the life of Kelvin Adu-Darko, an Advanced Biomedical Support Worker in Point of Care Testing (POCT), based at Croydon Hospital.
Catheter Specimen Urine (CSU)
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day|
Specimens should be transported and processed within 4h if possible. If transportation is delayed refrigeration is essential for non-boric acid urines.
Sample stability – 1 week. Specimens that are not processed will be retained in the laboratory for up to 48 hours after the report is issued
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