Microbiology

Notes

  • This screen comprises the following tests:
  • If other causes of arthritis or arthralgia are suspected please request additional tests specifically and include relevant clinical details

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube

Gold top with cap

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days.

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