BODY FLUID CULTURE W/GRAM
Name: BODY FLUID CULTURE W/GRAM
Container: STERILE 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)
Component: GRAM STAIN BODY FLUID CULTURE
Methodology: Standard culture procedures
Required Information: Sensitivity ordered?
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.