Microbiology

Notes

Sample requirements

Gold top with cap

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Details of pregnancy
  • Details of exposure to other suspected cases

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days

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