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Blood Culture (Aerobic/Anaerobic)

SIM

40690 

CPT

87040 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Adults: Blood: 10 ml per bottle 

Pediatrics: Blood: 1-4ml

Container

BD Blood Culture Bottles

Collection Instructions

Adult- 1 aerobic bottle and 1 anaerobic bottle per set
Pediatric- 1 pediatric bottle per set for pediatric patients only

Volume

10 ml each bottle : 1-4 ml for pediatrics

Additional Information

Cultures incubated five (5) days for routine bacteriology.
Please call Microbiology Lab to Hold additional days for fungi or special pathogens if  requested by physician.

Patient Preparation

Aseptic cleansing of venipuncture/ collection site

Specimen Processing Instructions

Never Refrigerate

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Room Temp <24hrs 

Rejection Criteria

Improperly labeled or identified specimens.
Inadequate volumes may require recollection.

Reference Range

No growth

Critical Value

Culture Positive for Bacteria or Fungi 

Test Includes

Isolation and Identification of bacteria and yeast. Susceptibility testing performed as appropriate. 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/23/2018 

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