Ziehl-Neelsen staining and light microscopy.
Possible on sputum, bronchial lavage, bronchial aspirate, biopsy, purulence, gastric fluid, urine, sperm, cerebrospinal fluid, aspirates.
The samples must be stored in the refrigerator at 2-8°C.
The samples can be sent at room temperature.
Samples can be stored and shipped without additives, or in the presence of sterile physiological water.
If you also request a culture, the samples should not be older than 7 days, unless a transportation medium (e.g.. cetylpyridiniumchloride for sputum) was added, allowing storage at room temperature for up to 1 month.
On average: 2 business days
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 19/01/2022