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Culture Body Fluid

 

SIM

40950 

CPT

87070 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Body Fluid- pleural, abdominal, thoracentesis, peritoneal 

Container

Sterile leak proof container

Collection Instructions

Please submit fluid to laboratory for processing. 
Do not innoculate bottles prior to sending to lab.
 

Volume

Minimum 5mL

Additional Information

Clear fluids of adequate volume will be processed using blood culture bottles.
Minimal volumes and / or cloudy specimens will be processed as a routine aerobic culture.

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Do Not refrigerate

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

<24 hrs 

Rejection Criteria

Improperly labeled or identified specimens.

Reference Range

No growth

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Isolation and identification of potential pathogens.  Susceptibility testing as appropriate.  Gram stain (Cytospin) 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/26/2018

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