Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
AFB BONE MARROW CULTURE - (BM)
Test Code: AFBM
Clinical Information:

1.  Collection Instructions:  Disinfect rubber stopper on the culture bottle(s) using 70% isopropyl alcohol, wait 1 minute.

2.  Inoculate at bedside (obtain appropriate culture media from Clinical Microbiology Laboratory) and submit to lab.

3.  Positive cultures phoned to ward.
4.  Interim reports sent as necessary.
5.  Final negative reports available in 8 weeks.

 

Collection Devices:

LJ slant (if AFB requested), SABHI slant (if fungus requested), plus 2 slides.

Sample Collection Manual Link 

Specimen Required:
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A descriptive report will be sent

Availability:
Weekdays
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