Microbiology - Bacteriology
MAI blood culture
Mycobacterium blood culture
TB blood culture
Yes, by arrangement with TB staff, ext 81356/88352 as culture bottles are held by the laboratory and must be requested.
Patient Specimen -Blood, marrow, trephine inoculated at bedside.
Sample Transportation: If delay anticipated and specialised bottle not available put specimen in SPS (yellow top) tube or Sodium Citrate (blue top) tube.
Contact laboratory ext 88352/80117 to obtain special blood broth bottle.
Aliquot instruction - 5 mL in TB blood culture bottle
Deliver to lab ASAP
Culture by continuous monitoring using Bactec FX