On Wednesday (4 April), the Croydon blood transfusion service went live with the Immucor system. Immucor is the leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products in the UK. The new system is fully automated and has high accuracy.
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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