Consultation outcome

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigation – B 37 Investigation of blood cultures (for organisms other than Mycobacterium species)

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 4 November 2014.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 7 August 2013

Consultation: 23 August 2013 to 20 September 2013

Document discussed at the following working group meeting:

  • 27 November 2013

Date document issued: 4 November 2014

Original consultation


This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the bacteriology SMI ‘B 37 - Investigation of blood cultures (for organisms other than Mycobacterium species)’

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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 37 - Investigation of Blood Cultures (for Organisms other than Mycobacterium species)’.

This method describes the processing and microbiological investigation of blood cultures and aims to set turnaround time standards for each stage of the investigative process. We would like input from a wide range of interested parties.

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B 37 closed consultation draft

B 37 closed consultation draft

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Published 23 August 2013
Last updated 16 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments November 2014.
  2. First published.