CULTURE PEDIATRIC BLOOD BACTERIAL (BPB)
: BPB, Blood culture, C Bld Peds
: Bacterial culture
: BACTEC 9240, continuous monitoring system
: No growth
: BACTEC Peds Plus Bottle
: 3 mL
: 1 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately.
Reasons for Rejection
: Excessive delay in transport.
: 6 days for negative cultures. Time varies for positive cultures.
: Positive cultures will be called. Isolates are saved for 6 months in case further workup is needed.
: Collect per MD orders. There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Click here for detailed collection instructions.
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