Test Directory

Blood Cultures for TB

Containers - Adult

TB Blood Culture Bottle
Volume Range

1-5 ml

Containers - Child

TB Blood Culture Bottle
Volume Range

As adult

Laboratory Site

51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Telephone (Bacteriology): 0131 242 6021 OOH Bleep 2900
Scottish Mycobacteria Reference Lab
Microbiology Department
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Little France Crescent
Edinburgh EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 242 6022/3 (Lab) 0131 242 6016 (Office)

Transport arrangements

Transport as soon as practicable

Sample storage arrangements

Store at room temp

Special instructions for collection

Bottles available from SMRL telephone 24(2) 6016

How to request

Via TRAK or by yellow request form or GP order comms


9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Anticipated turnaround

95 days

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Telephoned by Microbiologist

General additional information

For further information, please see Scottish Mycobacteria Reference Laboratory