Tissue in sterile 30ml container (please discuss with the laboratory before sending these samples)
30ml Sterile Universal Pot
Colchester & Ipswich
Must be discussed prior to request with Medical Microbiologist and be approved before sending sample. Testing is usually indicated where bacterial culture has been unsuccessful but infection is strongly suspected. Unsuccessful culture may be due to previous antibiotic therapy or through infection with bacteria that require special growth conditions. Due to problems of background levels of bacteria present in reagents, etc this assay is less sensitive than PCRs which target specific bacteria.