Bone marrow biopsy and/or aspirate
|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
|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.