|Last Updated: January 15, 2019 @ 10:13 am|
|Stability:||Ambient: 24 Hour(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable|
Blood cultures are held for 5 days before issuing a negative report. All positive cultures are reported as STAT telephone reports.
|Interpretive Data:||Please see report for interpretive data.|
Blood Cultures are routinely incubated in a continuous monitoring automated instrument. Positive results will be reported and called as soon as they become available. Negative results are reported after 5 days of incubation.