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Bone culture


Bone culture
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Turnaround Time:

7 working days


Bone sample for MC&S

Vessels and Containers:

Sterile universal container

How result is reported:

This sample will be incubated in enrichment broth prior to culture.
Fungal cultures will continue for 7 days

Interim result reported after 5 days. Full culture result available on screen after 7 days.

Important Information:

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.
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.