Test code: 2670
Effective update from 28/05/2019
Frozen: bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, tracheal washings, urine, synovial fluid, serum.
Refrigerated: Whole blood EDTA (1 week)
· Contaminated respiratory secretions: expectorated sputum and samples of the lower respiratory tract contaminated with microbiota of the upper respiratory tract, such as aspirates, washes or bronchial brushing.
· Non-contaminated respiratory secretions: uncontaminated lower respiratory tract samples.
· Tissues: lung tissue obtained by biopsy or necropsy, or tissue from other organs.
· Other less frequent samples: pleural fluid, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or blood (do not freeze).
Plasma or serum samples are not accepted.
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