TB blood culture
|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
|Sample & container required||Blood and bone marrow samples. Blood and bone marrow samples are collected using specific TB culture bottles obtained from Pathology Reception.|
|Transport storage||Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or store overnight at room temperature|
|Turnaround time||6-8 weeks|
Samples may be referred to the Mycobacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.