|Investigations||Pan Bacterial (16S rRNA gene) PCR and identification
Detection and sequence of the bacterial ribosomal RNA gene (16S) is useful to identify organisms from sites that are normally sterile.
|Inform lab before sending||Yes. Please contact the Medical Microbiology consultants (ext 4425) to discuss testing.||Specimen type||Sterile site fluid: Collect >0.2ml in a sterile container.
Tissue: Collect in a sterile container.
|Ideal time to take specimen||Labelling requirements||click here||How to take the specimen||Take care not to contaminate the specimen with extraneous bacterial DNA. Please contact the laboratory for advice.||Transport to the laboratory||If transport is delayed then store at +4°C||Test Times||Weekly||Turnround||7 workings days||Additional information|
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