This week, it was announced that work to improve HIV outcomes at Croydon Hospital was awarded ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS 2021 awards. The work focused on the introduction of ‘opt-out’ HIV testing in the Emergency Department at Croydon Hospital, with a sustained rate of 97% over 18 months, setting an international gold standard. […]
TB Bone Marrow
|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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