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.
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Results available within 2 - 3 days|
Skin swabs, swabs from superficial wound, and swabs from non-surgical wounds. Specimens of actual pus/exudate, if present, are preferred to swabs.
Sample stability – 1 week
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