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Synovial Fluid in Blood Culture set



Test Information

  • Container:
    Aerobic (BD BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F (Blue top)
  • Collection conditions:
    Aerobic blood culture - prior to inoculation, 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.-
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT - 5 days for negatives and up to 21 days for extended culture
  • Additional information

    Negative bottles kept for 48 hours, positive bottles for 3 months
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Last updated July 7, 2017


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