Culture on liquid (BACTEC-MGIT960) and solid (Löwenstein-Jensen, Stonebrink, Ogawa with mycobactin) medium
Possible on sputum, bronchial lavage, bronchial aspirate, biopsy, purulence, gastric fluid, urine, sperm, cerebrospinal fluid, aspirate.
The samples must be stored in the refrigerator at 2-8°C.
The samples can be sent at room temperature.
The samples cannot be older than 7 days, unless a transportation medium was added (e.g. cetylpyridiniumchloride for sputum), allowing storage at room temperature for up to 1 month.
Gastric fluid sent for culture has to reach us within 3 hours. If this is impossible, the gastric fluid has to be neutralized immediately after collection (100 mg NaHCO3 per 5-10 ml of gastric fluid).
At least daily
Maximum 2 months
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020