Imperial Collage Healthcare

TB blood culture


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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