Travel Associated Infections

Microbiology

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Sample requirements

 

4ml of blood taken into an EDTA tube

 

and

 

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube

 

Stool or urine samples may also be required

 4 mL EDTA tube

 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details, including symptoms and date of onset
  • A detailed travel history is essential including district and country visited and travel dates
  • History of pre-travel vaccination and prophylaxis

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to the National Reference Laboratory

Up to 14 days


Page last reviewed: 26/08/2015