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
Blood Culture bottles (Aerobic + Anaerobic)
Mon - Sun, 0800 - 2400
Bactec continuous monitoring system
Aerobic and Anaerobic bottles are incubated for 10 days. Positive cultures are updated on LIS and notified by phone.
Please contact microbiology ext. 98646 to inform Blood Cultures for Brucella are being sent. This is to ensure incubation is extended to 10 days.