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Fluids and Tissues Culture

Microbiology


Specimen

Fluids & Tissues

Specimen container

20ml white top universal

Specimen Collection

Transfer material to a universal pot under aseptic conditions.

For tissue specimens add sterile saline to prevent tissue drying out.  DO NOT add formalin.

Special Instructions

Please list antibiotic therapy.

Is there any suspicion of Mycobacteria infection?  If yes please contact Microbiologist.

Bile, Drain Fluids & Breast Milk should not be repeated under 48 hrs.

Test Usage

Determination of infection.

Availability

Local test

Processing Time

48-72 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Microscopy available on the day. Please contact the laboratory if this is required urgently.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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