Possible on positive cultures
The samples are preferably kept at room temperature or specific incubation temperatures.
The samples can be sent at room temperature.
Pure cultures are essential for drug-susceptibility testing; liquid culture medium is often contaminated by non-mycobacteria. Confirmation of the acid fast character of the observed culture is advisable.
Prior to sending cultures on solid medium, the fluid has to be aseptically removed from the tubes.
Standard test: daily
Extra tests: on request
If enough growth of a pure culture is provided: 3 weeks for the first-line drugs and up to 8 weeks for second-line drugs.
ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020