Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November.
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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