Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November.
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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