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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeBACT
Method

Bactec FX continuous monitoring system.

External Price$38.00(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Aseptic technique essential, surface clean both skin and septum of the blood culture bottle(s) after the flip cap is removed.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Optimum sample requirements are 8-10 mls per bottle.

Preferably two sets collected from two different sites and labelled accordingly.

Patient SpecimenPaired aerobic and anaerobic blood culture bottles
Paediatric SpecimenSee Blood Culture, Paediatric blood culture
Sample Delivery to LabDeliver immediately to lab, by hand or lamson tube (using protective cones).
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsOptimally 10 mL to each bottle, ensure NO air is introduced into the anaerobic bottle (purple).
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Number03 364 0349 | x89707
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround Time1 - 5 days
Reference Interval

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical: Rosie Greenlees

Additional Information

Do not refrigerate.

Approximately 85% of positive results occur within the first 48 hours. All positives notified immediately by phone/fax.

Delphic Number Test Number2233

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