In line with the national think kidneys acute kidney injury programme, led by NHS England, the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) alert system is being rolled out to cover patients in the community.
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day|
Nephrostomy urine, Ileostomy, Ureteric. For surgically obtained urine samples, please ring the lab before sending the sample and request as urgent.
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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