On Wednesday (4 April), the Croydon blood transfusion service went live with the Immucor system. Immucor is the leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products in the UK. The new system is fully automated and has high accuracy.
Pleural Fluid in Blood Culture set
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 5 days for negatives and up to 21 days for extended culture|
Aerobic blood culture - prior to innoculation, disinfect the culture bottle top, label the bottle with patient's details without covering the barcodes. inoculate the bottle with between 1-5ml of the fluid. After inoculation, disinfect the bottle top.
Negative bottles kept for 48 hours, positive bottles for 3 months
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