Specimen: Collect 8-10 mL body fluids aseptically in special Plus Aerobic bottle or container available from Medilab. For children less than 12 yrs OR low fluid volumes, collect 3 mL (0.5 mL min.) in Special Paeds Plus bottle or 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
Comment: This test code includes Bone Marrow & body fluids from sterile sites (Pleural/Pericardial/ Synovial/Ascitic/CSF/ Ocular). This test code does not include Urine / Pus specimens.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 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: Not Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required