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TB blood culture

Lab Code : TBBCUL

Sample Required
Blood and bone marrow samples

Sample Container
Blood and bone marrow samples are collected using specific TB culture bottles obtained from Pathology Reception.

Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature

Turnaround Time
6-8 weeks

Samples may be referred to the Mycobacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.

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