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Warfarin Assay

     

  • Test Name:Warfarin Assay
  • Laboratory:Haematology Referral Test
  • Specimen Type:Trisodium Citrate
  • Specimen Container:Blue
  • Specimen Volume:3 ml
  • Specimen Requirements:Do not send Fridays
  • Other details:Only to be requested via the Haematology medical team
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay:Referred to external test site
  • Turnaround Time: < 4 weeks
  • Phone alert limits:
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:

 

Whooping cough / Pertussis

  • Test Name:  Whooping cough / Pertussis
  • Laboratory:  Microbiology/ Serology External
  • Specimen Type:  Naso-pharyngeal aspirate / swab (High nasal). Clotted blood
  • Specimen Container: Sterile universal container, perinasal swab, yellow topped blood bottle.
  • Specimen Volume: At least 1ml of fluid. 4ml clotted blood.
  • Specimen Requirements: A clotted blood specimen should be sent into the laboratory when the clinican details are > 2 weeks after onset with history of prolonged cough.
  • Other details: Please click here for details on correct method of collection for high nasal swab.
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 7 days culture. 7-10 days for Serology.
  • Phone alert limits: Positive pertussis isolates will be phoned to the requesting clinician
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:N/A

 

 

Wounds - Deep-seated

 

  • Test Name:  Wounds - Deep-seated
  • Laboratory: Microbiology
  • Specimen Type: Tissue, Bone, Pus/Aspirate, Swabs
  • Specimen Container: Sterile universal container, amies swab.
  • Specimen Volume: As large a tissue sample as possible should be sent / At least 1ml of  pus or aspirate / if possible  swab should be well soaked in pus
  • Specimen Requirements: Refridgerate if delivery to the laboratory is delayed
  • Other details:N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 2-4 days - prolonged incubation required for some anaerobic organisms.
  • Phone alert limits: Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group A isolates, Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group B isolates from maternity, post natal and neonatal patients, new MRSA and VRE isolates from inpatients are all phoned to the requesting clinician
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:N/A

     

Wounds - Superficial

 

  • Test Name: Wounds - Superficial
  • Laboratory: Microbiology
  • Specimen Type: Swabs / Pus
  • Specimen Container:  Sterile universal container, amies swab.
  • Specimen Volume:  At least 1ml of  pus / if possible swab should be well soaked in pus
  • Specimen Requirements: Refridgerate if delivery to the laboratory is delayed
  • Other details: N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 2-4 days
  • Phone alert limits: Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group A isolates, Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group B isolates from maternity, post natal and neonatal patients, new MRSA and VRE isolates from inpatients are all phoned to the requesting clinician
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:

 

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