Blood Cultures

Blood Cultures (last updated 13 Nov 2012)

 

Taking Blood Cultures:


Adult: Click here for instructions & Observation Check List
Paediatric: Click here for instructions & Observation Check List

 

Sample Collection for: Blood Cultures
Standard Adult Culture Bottles bluepink The system uses two bottles
  one
Blue
top
  one
Purple
top
You will require both bottles
ITU/Oncology/ Haematology Adult Patients Only bc greenpink The system uses two bottles
  one
Green
top
  one
Purple
top
You will require both bottles
Paediatrics (>4ml blood) blue   The system uses two bottles
  You require
Blue
top ONLY
Return the purple top bottle unused in the plastic bag.
Paediatrics -mainly SCBU (0.1ml - 4ml blood)   The system uses a single bottle
  one
Yellow
top