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Referral service turnaround times (TATs) SACU 2021

Turn Around Times (TATs) for issue of report Working Days
Confirmatory susceptibility testing or resistance mechanism determination 2 - 14
Additional susceptibility testing (by gradient strip or microbroth dilution) 2 - 14
Combination testing 5 - 17
Glycopeptide resistance in S. aureus (hGISA/GISA) confirmation 5 - 17
Panton Valentine Leucocidin (PVL) detection 2 - 14









Isolates requiring urgent results will be reported with non-complete (interim) results.

Referred mixed cultures will cause a delayed result/report, please make sure only pure cultures are referred.