CULTURE ADULT BLOOD BACTERIAL (BAB)
: BAB, Blood culture
: Bacterial culture
: BACTEC FX, continuous monitoring system
: No growth
: Optimal Bactec aerobic bottle: 8 - 10 mL per bottle and anaerobic bottle: 5 - 7 mL per bottle
: See: Culture Pediatric Blood Bacterial (BPB)
: 10 mL (aerobic bottle); 7 mL (anaerobic bottle)
: 8 mL (aerobic bottle); 5 mL (anerobic bottle)
: 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 are called. Isolates are saved for 6 months in case further workup is needed.
: Click here for detailed collection instructions.
Collect per MD orders. There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate.
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