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BODY FLUID CULTURE W/GRAM

Test Name  BODY FLUID CULTURE W/GRAM 
Mnemonic  BF 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,707,087,025 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE CONTAINER 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Body fluids such as pleural, pericardial, peritoneal and synovial aspirated into a sterile container. Aspirated material may be transported in a sterile capped syringe (needle removed), sterile tube, or anaerobe collector. Submit as much fluid as possible. Unacceptable conditions: Nonsterile or leaking containers Stability: Ambient: 24 hours Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days. Anaerobe culture, 5 days (if ordered)  
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Reject Criteria   
Component  GRAM STAIN BODY FLUID CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final negative 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of isolates. 
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