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Bone marrow biopsy and/or aspirate

Category Microbiology >> Microbiology
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Clinical Indications
Sample & container required Aseptically collected bone marrow sample.
Sample container - Sterile universal container for specific tests, such as Leishmania microscopy, culture and PCR
- Blood culture bottle for routine bacteriological investigations
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature
Turnaround time 1-2 weeks

Leishmania and PCR not currently performed in house; this test is referred to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.