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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeTB
Method

Culture by continuous monitoring using Bactec FX

External PriceContact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email Labinfo.
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Yes, by arrangement with TB staff, ext 88352 as culture bottles are held by the laboratory and must be requested.

Patient SpecimenBlood, marrow, trephine inoculated at bedside
Paediatric SpecimenBlood, marrow, trephine inoculated at bedside
Sample Delivery to LabRefer comment
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot Instructions5 mL in TB blood culture bottle
Aliquot Transport to CHLASAP
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 3640300 ext: 81356
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time2 - 8 weeks
Reference Interval

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical: Elaine Keith

Additional Information

Sample Transportation: If delay anticipated and specialised bottle not available put specimen in heparinised (green top) tube.

Contact laboratory ext 88352 to obtain special blood broth bottle.

Delphic Number Test Number2501

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