C/s, blood [aerobic & anaerobic]

Test Methodology:

Automated system; Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

After 5 days


Specimen Requirement:

10 ml of blood for adults or 3mL for paediatric patients, collected in a blood culture bottle (BAC T Alert or BACTEC)


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Ideally collected at the height of fever


Unit Conducting the Service:

Microbiology