Bile

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Bile samples are routinely tested for the presence of Salmonella

Sample requirements

  • 30mL sterile Universal
  • A minimum volume of 2 mL is required to improve recovery of anaerobes, but a larger volume is desirable if possible
30 mL sterile Universal

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • ERCP
  • Immunocompromise 
  • Current or recent antibiotic therapy

 

Storage/transport

Samples should be transported to the laboratory with minimal delay.  Refrigerate samples if transport is delayed

The recovery of anaerobes may be compromised if transport delays exceed 3 hours

Turnaround time

Up to 5 days


Page last reviewed: 15/05/2014