Pathology Handbook

Cannula tip

Synonyms

CVP tip, line tip

Clinical Indications

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Part of Profile

Culture for aerobic organisms

Request Form

ICE request

Availability

On request during routine working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/ contact with the suspected infection, and any current, or intended, antibiotic therapy

Turnaround Time

48 hours. Up to 72 hours to identify and perform antibiotic sensitivity testing on significant organisms

Specimen

The first 2.5cm of the cannula tip in a white-top universal container

Volume

 -

Container

Urine bottle white top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample

Lab Handling

Samples should be processed as soon as possible