Culture, Blood (Up to three sets: #1, #2, #3)

Specimen 10 mL of blood in each bottle
Container Type Bactec Culture Bottles (set of 2)

Stability 2 days
Turnaround Time 5 days if no growth, otherwise dependent upon growth
Methodology Standard Culture
Reference Range No Growth
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Instructions Do not refrigerate. Record collection date and time on bottles.Additional charge for each identification and susceptibility. May order sequentially up to 3 sets.
Analytes Aerobic and Anaerobic culture with isolation and presumptive ID. Includes gram stain if growth is detected and susceptibilities if indicated
CPT Code 87040 87076 87077 87186 87205