Recruitment procedure

  1. Obtain consent

  2. Obtain blood sample according to the patient's weight (>40kg: 9mls; 20 to 40kg: 7mls; 10 to 20kg: 4mls). Blood can be obtained in any EDTA blood tubes. Depending on what system is used in your hospital, you will probably have to send us several tubes. Try to get as close as you can to the required volume, because this gives us the best chance of getting high-quality DNA.

  3. Take all four of the of GenOMICC sample stickers from inside one of the return GenOMICC specimen boxes that we have sent to you.

  4. Use the stickers to label the consent form and the blood tubes. Destroy any unused stickers.

  5. Store consent form in local site file.

  6. Put blood tubes in the plastic bag with absorbent material, seal and package into the GenOMICC postage - paid specimen box and return to the Wellcome Trust Clinical Reseach Facility (WTCRF), Edinburgh as soon as possible.

  7. Complete RedCap CRF, including:

    • Clinical and demographic details
    • Positive microbiology (when available)
    • 60 day outcome (when available)
  8. For patients lacking capacity - plan a review date to assess for regained capacity.

Example blood tubes to use for a patient >40kg in weight.

System Tube size Number of tubes Total volume
Monovette 2.7ml 3 8.1ml
Monovette 9ml 1 9ml
Vacutainer 2ml 4 8ml
Any EDTA blood tube any size <=9ml