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BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION (REFERRED ISOLATES FROM OTHER LABORATORIES)

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Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Pure culture of bacterial isolate on blood or nutrient agar slant/plate, sealed and transported in a leak-proof bag with accompanying request form stating name of referring laboratory and contact number of pathologist, source of isolate, patient particulars, salient clinical information and clinician-in-charge. Isolate should not be more than 24 hours old.

Storage and Transport

Method

​Culture, biochemical and serological tests

Test Results

​Identification reported

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​2 – 3 days, depending on the nature of the organism. Fastidious strains may require longer workup.

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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