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Body fluid culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB269

 

Synonyms: 

Ascites Amniotic Bile Dialysis Joint Paracentesis Pericardial Pleural

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure. Includes Gram Stain, aerobic and anaerobic culture.

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3-5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Culture in a Sterile Container.
Sterile Swab also acceptable.
Sterile Swabs and Eswabs are NOT optimal, Sterile containers are preferred
Minimum volume 1 ml.

 

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR11291]

Body Fluid Culture [LRR12297]

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

0 Days - 999 Years

Any

No Growth

CPT Code(s): 

87070, 87075, 87205, 87015 (concentration)

Last Changed: 

01/06/2017 17:15:58

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 2:54:55 PM