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TB Blood Culture
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Positive results by microscopy or culture are telephoned, cultures are incubated for 42 days|
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.
Please be aware of the expiry date on the bottles
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