WCCH8450 Blood Culture (First Set)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Blood ASAP at Room Temperature See Report

Specimen Requirements

Bactalert blood culture bottles: 1-3 ml for pedi bottle. 8-10 ml for each adult bottle
Specimen Type:Blood


Aerobic culture, anaerobic culture.


Daily- Sent to WCCH


Specify if fungal infection is suspected. Indicate source/site

Clinical Utility

By plating specimens from patients with clinical symptoms onto selective media, it is possible to identify the etiologic causes of infections.

CPT Codes

87040 If culture is positive, identification and susceptibility (if appropriate) will be performed at an additional charge.