Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 20, 2019 @ 10:13 am

4405

Culture - Fungus, Blood

Specimen:Collect:
  • Blood Culture Bottle
Submit:
  • Blood Culture Bottle. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Special blood culture bottles are required. Decontaminate skin with 70% alcohol followed by providone-iodine preparation. Allow disinfectant to remain on skin at least 2 minutes. After puncture site is disinfected, do not touch site. Collect 5-10 mL (0.5 - 4 mL for pediatrics) blood for each bottle required using a syringe. Decontaminate top of culture bottle and transfer blood into it. Site of specimen draw is required (e.g. left antecubital, A-line, etc).
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen not submitted at room temperature
Stability:Ambient: 24 Hour(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-5 Week(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87103
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4405 - FUNGUS CULTURE, BLOOD
  • 4936 - REVIEW INDICATED
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