CULTURE BLOOD FUNGUS (BCF)
: BCF, Blood culture fungus, Fungal culture
: Fungal culture
: BACTEC FX, continuous monitoring system
: Negative for yeast and mold
: Routine blood culture aerobic bottle : 8 - 10 mL
: 1-3 mL in Peds Plus bottle
: 10 mL
: 8 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately.
Reasons for Rejection
: Excessive delay in transport.
: 4 weeks for negative culture. Varies for positive culture.
: Positive cultures are called.
: There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Susceptibility testing for molds or yeast are not done routinely; when requested, susceptibility tests are sent to reference laboratory. Click here for detailed collection instructions.
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