|ID:523 ||Blood culture - Adults for bacteriaemia investigation||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||A variety of blood culture bottle types are available including special bottles for paediatric patients and AAFB culture. Adult bottles come as a set of 2 ( 1 aerobic and 1 anaerobic) with an optimum fill of 10ml. These bottles allow for the isolation of most bacteria and some fungi. The new plastic style bottles may, with care, be sent to the laboratory by air tube. Glass bottles such as those for AAFB culture must be hand delivered to the laboratory.|
|Additional Info|| Please state site of sampling e.g. Red lumen, Hickman line etc. Always return to lab ASAP|
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|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||See Turnaround Comment|
|IP Routine TAT||See Turnaround Comment|
|GP Acute TAT||See Turnaround Comment|
|GP Routine TAT||See Turnaround Comment|
|Turnround Comment||6 days for final negative result. An interim report will be provided at 48 hours
Positive results may be available sooner but TAT is dependent on bacterial load in blood stream.
Turnaround time may be increased if prolonged culture is indicated.|
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Last edited on 07/09/2019 09:17:35. Published By K Roberts on 07/09/2018 09:17:35.