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Blood Culture

Test Name:Blood Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB462
CPT Code:87040
Specimen(s) Type:Blood or Bone Marrow
Acceptable Container(s):Adult: Peds:
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 5 days; preliminary report at 24 hours.
Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. See Blood Culture.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No growth in five days.
Additional Information:Susceptibilities will be performed on medically significant isolates from blood.