Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]
Pleural Biopsy Culture
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture up to 42 days due to mycobacterial investigation.|
Use for analysis of routine non sterile and sterile specimens with the inclusion of tissues/biopsies, bone and bone marrow. Use dry sterile bottle. All tissue samples should be collected aseptically and transferred directly to sterile sample containers with no additives of any kind. In the case of small fragments, place in a few ml of sterile saline.
All lung tissues/biopsies are processed for Mycobacterial investigation.
Sample stability – 4 weeks.
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