Microbiology - Bacteriology
Paediatric blood culture
Aseptic technique essential, surface clean both skin and septum of the blood culture bottle(s) after the flip cap is removed.
Paediatric Blood Culture bottle (Pink bottle)
Paediatric Sample: Single aerobic paediatric bottle (anaerobic bottle dependent on clinical presentation) optimally 1-5 mls.
Do not refrigerate.
Deliver immediately to lab, by hand or lamson tube.
Bactec FX continuous monitoring system.
$24.50 (Exclusive of GST)
Approximately 85% of positive results occur within the first 48 hours. All positives notified immediately by phone