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Pleural Fluid in Blood Culture set

Category Medical Microbiology
Reporting frequency TAT - 5 days for negatives and up to 21 days for extended culture

Collection conditions

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.

Additional information

Negative bottles kept for 48 hours, positive bottles for 3 months

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