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Tip culture

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Tip culture
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Turnaround Time:

4 working days

Description:

All tips EXCEPT urinary catheter tips can be sent for bacterial culture if an infection is suspected

Vessels and Containers:

Sterile universal

How result is reported:

Culture results available on screen within 4 working days

Important Information:

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Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
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Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.
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