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ID:593 Blood culture - Paediatric patients for bacteriaemia investigation
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DescriptionA special single pink paediatric bottle is available and only requires a minimum amount of 1 mL blood inoculation. Up to 3 mLs may be inoculated for optimal assessment/growth. Paediatric blood cultures will also isolate most fungi.
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Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentMicrobiology
SampleBlood
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Collection ConditionsBest practice guide to take blood cultures: http://www.pathology.leedsth.nhs.uk/pathology/Departments/Microbiology/HowtoSample/BloodCultures.aspx
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GP Routine TATSee Turnaround Comment
Turnround Comment6 days for final negative result. An interim report will be provided at 36 hours for paediatric samples. 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. Review due on 07/09/2019 09:17:56. Published By K Roberts on 07/09/2018 09:17:56.