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Test Code SCBPED Culture Blood <2 Years, LAB2169

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Contact laboratory for instructions on specimen collection and to obtain special collection bottle.

2. 0.5 mL to 3 mL of whole blood drawn with butterfly directly into Peds bottle.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: 1. To avoid contamination, blood culture collection protocol must be followed.
2. Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No growth

Critical value: all positives

 

If blood culture is positive, PCR is performed, if appropriate.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Fluorometric Detection of CO2

CO2 indicates growth in broth culture bottle.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87040

 

87150 x 12 (PCR testing)