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Test ID: Culture and Sensitivity, Sterile Body Fluid

Test Name:
Culture and Sensitivity, Sterile Body Fluid
Test Code:
C SBF
Specialised Test:
No - Clinical
Turnaround Time:

The preliminary notification of positive results will be communicated by phone.

For negative cases, a preliminary report is given after 48 hours
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 of sterile body fluid in Green cap BacT/ALERT FA Plus Aerobic bottle AND 10mL blood in Orange cap BacT/ALERT FN PLus (anaerobic) bottle

For paediatric patients: 4mL of sterile body fluid in Yellow cap BacT/ALERT bottle

Note:

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

 

Fasting Requirement:
NA
Microbiology
Parkway Laboratory Services
Last Update:
21/10/2021
Update:
Specimen Requirement

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