The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
TB Investigation Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA)/ FNA Lymph Node
|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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