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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Brucella (Microbiology)

External Price (excl. GST)

Brucella (Microbiology)


Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

If Brucella is suspected, please indicate clinical details on the form. Collect prior to antibiotic treatment where possible. Refer to Blood Culture protocol for collection technique

Adult Specimen

Blood Culture bottles (Aerobic + Anaerobic)

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 0800 - 2400

Laboratory Turnaround Time

10 days


Bactec continuous monitoring system

Unit Of Measurement

Aerobic and Anaerobic bottles are incubated for 10 days. Positive cultures are updated on LIS and notified by phone.

Additional Information

Please contact microbiology ext. 98646 to inform Blood Cultures for Brucella are being sent. This is to ensure incubation is extended to 10 days.