South West London Pathology (SWLP) is replacing its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The new LIMS system is Winpath Enterprise from industry-leader Clinisys.
Mid-stream Urine (MSU)
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day|
Use for mid-stream urine, SPA (Suprapubic Aspirate), clean catch urine (CCU), catheter urine (CSU), illestomy, ureteric. Specimens should be transported and processed within 4 hours 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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