Imperial Collage Healthcare

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


Turnaround Time
6-8 weeks


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


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