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  Blood Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Routine Blood Culture

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Bactec Plus + Aerobic & Anaerobic bottle
  or: Bactec Peds Plus/F
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Adult 8 to 10 mL/pediatric 2 to 7 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 2 mL
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: Deliver to lab within 2 - 4 hours of collection.
Label instructions: Patient labels must be placed on the side of each bottle; do not cover the barcode label. 3mL heparin tube for quantification when ordered.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: As needed; up to 3 cults. In 24 hours.
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative cultures require 5 days.
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXBLD
Secondary code: 4206
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A