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. […]
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Results available within 2 - 3 days|
Skin swabs, swabs from superficial wound, and swabs from non-surgical wounds. Specimens of actual pus/exudate, if present, are preferred to swabs.
Sample stability – 1 week
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