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Test ID: Culture and Sensitivity, Blood

Test Name:
Culture and Sensitivity, Blood
Test Code:
C BCA
Specialised Test:
No - Clinical
Turnaround Time:
Positive results will also be communicated by phone as preliminary report. For negative cases, a preliminary report is given after 48 hours Final report is given after 6 days incubation
Test Schedule:
NA
Test Type:
Single Test
Additional Test Note:
BACTEC PLUS blood culture bottles should be kept at room temperature when not in use
Sample Requirement:

10mL blood in Green cap BacT/ALERT FA Plus Aerobic bottle AND 10mL blood in Orange cap BacT/ALERT FN PLus (anaerobic) bottle

For paediatric patients: 1-3mL blood in Yellow cap BacT/ALERT bottle

Note:

  • BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles should be kept at room temperature when not in use
  • In adults: Optimally 10 mL of blood per culture bottle should be collected for microbial culture as larger volumes of blood increase the yield of true positive cultures.

 

Fasting Requirement:
NA
Microbiology
Parkway Laboratory Services
Last Update:
21/10/2020
Update:
Specimen Requirement

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