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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
Cough Plates
CategoryMicrobiology
Code
COU
Test information
For cystic fibrosis patients
Pre-analytical
Ensure plates are labelled with patient details on reverse side and not on the lid. 
Any materials used in taking these samples must be discarded in an approved clinical waste and/or sharps container.
Special requirements
Plates
Tube type
Culture plates
TAT Inpatient (urgent)
2 - 5 days
TAT GP/Outpatient
2 - 5 days
Referral lab
Local
Page last updated: 08 September 2021