We have become aware that no reports have been emailed out to some GPs since this morning. This is due to a lost connection with APEX and is affecting GPs in Kingston, Croydon, Richmond, Merton and Wimbledon.
TB Bronchial Biopsy
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Acid Fast Bacilli microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture within 42 days.|
Used for analysis of routine non sterile and sterile specimens with the inclusion of tissues/biopsies, bone and bone marrow. Use dry sterile bottle. All tissue samples should be collected aseptically and transferred directly to sterile sample containers with no additives of any kind. In the case of small fragments, place in a few ml of sterile saline.
Lung biopsies are submitted to the Department of Histopathology for histological staining. All Lung tissues/biopsies are processed for Mycobacterial investigation.
Sample stability – 1 month
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