Specimen: Collect 8-10 mL blood aseptically in special Plus Aerobic bottle available from Medilab. For children less than 12 yrs collect 2 mL blood in Special Paeds Plus bottle available from Medilab. Mix by gentle swirling. Ship at room temperature.
Stability (Room): 48 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Rapid Automated Aerobic Culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 days
Usage: Rapid automated cultures can identify the organisms earlier and with increased sensitivity as compared to conventional culture. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.
Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required