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  Blood Fungus Specimen Type:
  also known as Fungal Blood Culture, Fungus Culture for Blood, Blood Fungal Culture

Blood


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements:  1-4 cc whole blood in Mycolytic Bottle (Red Top bottle)
   Unsatisfactory specimen : Green top, yellow top, or purple top
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Patient labels must be placed on the side of each bottle; do not cover the barcode label!!!!!!!
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: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative cultures held 6 weeks.
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: CXFNB
Secondary code: 4402
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A