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WCCH8451Blood Culture (Additional 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 draw 8-10 ml for each adult bottle.
Specimen Type:Blood
Method
Aerobic culture, anaerobic culture.
Schedule
Daily- Sent to WCCH
Instructions/Notes
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.