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Test Code SCFLD Body Fluid Culture, LAB269

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit body fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container or capped syringe. (Swab is not acceptable.)

Note:  Body fluid may be inoculated directly into blood culture bottles obtained from lab.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

3. Includes gram stain.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Methods, Utilizing Blood Culture, Fluorometric Analysis of CO2.  Includes both aerobic and anaerobic culturing of organisms.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Aerobic Culture

87205-Gram stain

87075-Anaerobic Culture