Bacterial culture and sensitivity: blood cultures


Blood Culture, Blood Culture - Gene and Cell Therapy (7 days incubation), Blood Culture 21 day incubation



Clinical indications

Sepsis, bacteriaemia

Specimen requirement

Aerobic bottle (pink label with silver cap) requires up to 5ml blood

Dispatch and handling instructions

Please state on EPIC if endocarditis or brucellosis is suspected. Endocarditis requires extended incubation – 21 days. Brucellosis requires extended incubation – 7 days

Turnaround time

5 days


Blood Cultures

Is it IS0 15189 accredited?

Yes (direct susceptbility from blood culture NOT accredited)