CULTURE BODY FLUID BACTERIAL (BFB)
: BFB, Body fluid culture
: Bacterial culture (aerobic and anaerobic), Gram stain
: 87070: aerobic culture, 87075: anaerobic culture 87205: gram stain
: Culture and gram stain
: No growth
: Sterile container
: Body fluid, specify source
: 10 mL
: 5 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container. Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Excessive delay in transport.
: Gram stain: 3 hours after arrival in Microbiology Lab Culture: 2-5 days
: Gram stain included with culture and has a separate charge. There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate.
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