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Portocath reservoir

About This Test

Department: Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Aseptically obtained fluid from portcath reservoir


Turnaround Time:

2-5 days


Culture for common and uncommon pathogens

Other Comments:

Collection container: Leak proof sterile plain container (CSF bottle, white topped urine bottle, sputum pot)

Special instructions - Relevant clinical data 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