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Line tips (not shunts or other catheters)

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Tip of line, no more than 4 cm


Turnaround Time:

2-5 days

Quantitative culture for common pathogens

Other Comments:

Collection container: Sterile plain container

Special instructions:

Relevant clinical data and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment should be provided.

Lines of no more than 4cm should be sent.

Specimen transport:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature