Blood Culture Testing

Microbiology Core Test Offerings

TURN AROUND TIME

5-8 Calendar Days

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Blood Culture Testing
Test Site
  • Colorado
Test Description
Whole blood is inoculated into SA/SN bottles (typically by the client) and incubated on BacTAlert instrument. Microbial growth is identified according to client requirements. Antimicrobial susceptibilities performed upon request. This test is for Organ Donor Screening purposes only and not for diagnostic use.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

BLOOD CULTURE 1

6010

BLOOD CULTURE 2

6011

BLOOD CULTURE 3

6012

BLOOD CULTURE 4

6013

Method Description
  • BacTAlert Continuous Monitoring System
FDA Cleared / Approved
N/A
CPT Code(s)
  • 87040
STAT Allowed
No
Notes
Samples arriving in media bottles not compatible with the BacTAlert will be sub-cultured to solid media and processed manually for aerobes, anaerobes, yeast, and fungus.
Draw Status

N/A

Sample Type
Preferred
  • 8-10mL in SA or SN
Transport
  • For best results ship ambient as soon as possible following inoculation.
Notes
Do not refrigerate blood culture bottles.Inoculate SA and SN bottle with 8-10 ml of whole blood each. Inoculation volume should not exceed 10 ml.