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Test Code BLDC Culture, Blood

Reflex Tests

Susceptiblity testing performed on isolates at an additional charge.

Collection Container

Aerobic Plus/F, Lytic Anaerobic /F, Peds Plus

Specimen Required

Whole Blood

Special Handling Instructions

Bring to laboratory immediately

Minimum Specimen Volume

Aerobic: 8 - 10mL, Anaerobic Lytic 8 - 10mL, Ped Plus 0.5 - 5mL

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Methodology

Automated continuous monitoring instrument for isolation of both aerobic and anaerobic organisms.

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

5 - 8 days

Reference Ranges

No growth after 5 days.

LOINC Code

600-7

EMR Interface Order Code

51175