Fungal Culture and Susceptibility Test (Blood and Bone Marrow Aspirate)Inclusion:1. Giemsa Stain (for suspected Histoplasmosis only)

Specimen:

Blood

Volume/Quantity:

• 1-2 mL (for RITM prepared Blood Culture Broth) • As per manufacturer’s instruction (for commercially prepared Blood Culture Broth)

Schedule of Collection:

Prior to antifungal therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: Collect aseptically and inoculate in Blood Culture Broth (BCB) and mix by swirling Storage: If ? 2 hours, store at Room Temperature : If > 2 hours, incubate at 36±1°C (maximum of 48 hours) Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines Trans

Running Day:

Daily

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours, specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

4 weeks

Fee:

₱3,500.00

Status:

Available