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5774: Blood Culture, Aerobic/Anaerobic w/reflex Susceptibility Print View
Specimen Source      
Preliminary Culture CULTURE     
Preliminary Culture CULTURE     

PRIMARY
1 Blood Culture Bottle   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE

Aids in the diagnosis of septicemia, endocarditis, fever of unknown origin, and sepsis.

1. Collect a minimum of 10 mL blood prior to a predicted fever
spike or before the administration of antibiotics.
2. For pediatric patients, collect 0.5 mL to 2 mL of blood.
3. It is recommended to collect two sets of cultures, one from each
of two prepared sites at least 30 minutes interval is recommended.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
9 days


Notes
1. Proper skin disinfection is crucial to obtaining blood specimen. 2. Note on the requisition form if unusual organisms such as Brucella are to be ruled out. 3. Order the following if suspecting: a. Mycobacteria: Test code #2417 for AFB Culture b. Fungus: Test code #5322 for Fungal Culture c. Blood Culture Aerobic only: Test code #5784. 4. There will be no anaerobic culture done if the specimen submitted is an Isolator tube or an ACD tube. CPT Code: 87040






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