TB and mycobacterial culture
|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
|Sample & container required||• Respiratory samples (sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial washing, tracheal aspirate) • Tissue samples and biopsies including lymph node • Aspirates including fine needle aspirate and gastric washings • Fluids (pleural, ascetic, pericardial, etc.) • Pus samples • Early morning urine (EMU) samples
Sterile universal container.
Three consecutive EMU samples are required for culture. Minimum volume for each sample is approx. 100 mL.
|Transport storage||Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight|
|Turnaround time||6-8 weeks|