Blood Culture

Laboratory:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: BLOOD MMIC3

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Blood Culture Bottle

Collection Volume: Click on "Blood culture" under the Specimen Collection Procedures (below) for Table: Blood Culture Recommended Volume Based on Patient Weight

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Automated Detection Instrumentation

Special Instructions: Blood cultures should be drawn prior to initiation of antimicrobial therapy. If more than one culture is drawn, the specimens should be drawn from different sites. The minimum amount of blood is only to be used in cases where there is a difficult draw. Do not overfill the bottles (>4mL in Pediatric or >10mL in adult aerobic and anaerobic bottles), as this can lead to false positives.

OC Power Word: LVCULTBLD

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 5 days

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87040

Specimen Collection Procedures
Blood Cultures

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