Consultation outcome

UK standards for microbiology investigation B 26: investigation of fluids from normally sterile sites

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 15 June 2015.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 7 June 2012

First consultation: 28 January 2013 to 22 April 2013

Second consultation: 27 September 2013 to 20 December 2013

Third consultation: 14 May 2014 to 2 June 2014

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 17 July 2013
  • 12 February 2014
  • 25 June 2014

Date document issued: 15 June 2015

Original consultation


This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the bacteriology SMI ‘B 26: investigation of fluids from normally sterile sites.’

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

The consultation asks for comments about the bacteriology SMI ‘B 26: investigation of fluids from normally sterile sites.’

This UK standard for microbiology investigations describes the examination of fluids for the detection and recovery of the causative organisms of infections of normally sterile sites. We would like input from a wide range of interested parties.

If you have any difficulties accessing this consultation please let us know by emailing


B 26 closed consultation draft

B 26 closed consultation draft

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Published 27 September 2013
Last updated 16 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments June 2015.
  2. First published.