MCS (Blood Culture)

Sample type: Whole Blood

Test name: MCS (Blood Culture) a.k.a. blood culture, Infection

Condition / Indication: Septicaemia/SIRS/Sepsis

Special precautions & notes: 2 sets of cultures at separate times from separate sites should be obtained (other than for line infection or endocarditis). 1 ICE request will generate 2 labels - please place 2 requests if you are sending more than 1 set.

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: Blood culture bottle set

Ideal volume (mL): 7 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 5 days