A new digital platform called Scopio by Beckman Coulter has been introduced at Croydon Hospital for blood film morphology. The new platform can do a full field scan, which means that it is scanning the entire blood film, including feathery edge of the blood film, which is why it is able to look at almost all, if not all, cell types present on that particular film.
Meningococcal Screening PCR – CSF*
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 14 days|
Dry sterile bottle. A throat swab (Charcoal swab) should also be obtained in all cases to detect pharyngeal carriage.
*Test performed at a referral laboratory
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