Test directory: Body Fluid Culture in Blood Bottle

Ordering Code7009
Test NameBody Fluid Culture in Blood Bottle
Preferred SpecimenNon-CSF body fluid
Preferred ContainerBacT/Alert blood culture bottles
Optimum Volume10 mL
Handling InstructionsIf Gram stain is required, a separate specimen (not in blood culture bottle) must be submitted for test order 615.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Preservatives used, Refrigerated, Defective or damaged bottle(s)
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
Final report upon positive isolation or at 5 days (when no growth).
MethodologyDetection of increases of CO2 production by the growth of microorganisms.

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Source:ALLSee report.
Report Status:ALLSee report.
CultureALLSee report.