Test Directory

Heart Valves (native or artificial) - Routine M, C & S

Containers - Adult

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20ml Sterile Universal Container
Additive per Container

NONE

Containers - Child

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20ml Sterile Universal Container
Additive per Container

NONE

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone (Bacteriology): 0131 242 6021 OOH Bleep 2900
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone (Bacteriology): 01506 52 3075 OOH contact RIE

Transport arrangements

Send to the lab as soon as practicable

Sample storage arrangements

Store at 4-6oC

Special instructions for collection

Do not add preservative. Any sterile container is an acceptable alternative to a Universal

How to request

Via TRAK or a yellow request form

Availability

RIE: 9am to 8pm; SJH: 9 am to 5pm.

Anticipated turnaround

5 days

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Telephoned by Microbiologist