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TB Blood Culture



Test Information

  • Container:
    BD BACTEC Myco/F (Red top)
  • Collection conditions:
    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 bone marrow, if sufficient add 1-2 drops to each slope and a drop spread on the slide. After inoculation, disinfect the bottle top. -
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT - Positive results by microscopy or culture are telephoned, cultures are incubated for 42 days
  • Additional information

    Please be aware of the expiry date on the bottles

Last updated July 7, 2017


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