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CSF shunts

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Fluid from shunt or shunt if removed (terminal pieces only)


Turnaround Time: 2-5 days

Culture for common pathogens

Other Comments:

Collection container : Sterile plain container

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data and details and details of recent or current antimicrobial treatment must be provided.

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