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 Gastric Aspirate
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Acid Fast Bacilli microscopy results available same day as receipt, culture within 42 days.|
Use for bronchial alveolar lavage, gastric washings, fine needle aspirate, tissues and aspirates. Samples should be collected early in the morning (before breakfast) on 3 consecutive days and delivered to the lab ASAP to avoid acid deterioration of the sample
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