Bone marrow biopsy and/or aspirate
|Microbiology >> Microbiology
|Sample & container required
|Aseptically collected bone marrow sample.
|- Sterile universal container for specific tests, such as Leishmania microscopy, culture and PCR
- Blood culture bottle for routine bacteriological investigations
|Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Leishmania and PCR not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.