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Referral Forms and Turnaround Times

Referral Forms

UKARU: Identification of anaerobes request form

Please ensure that you have read the guidance notes and completed the request form before submission of isolates.

Turnaround times

Pure anaerobes for confirmation of identity and standard AST panel = 14 working days.

For slow-growing isolates, mixed cultures or where additional tests are requested/required (e.g. further MICs) TATs may be extended.

Please note that samples that do not grow initially will be re-cultured.

Clostridium difficile isolates and faeces samples for WGS typing = 12 working days.

TATs for mixed cultures, additional tests, and non-outbreak work (e.g. commercial studies, planned surveillance) may be extended.