Platelet Culture

Microbiology Core Test Offerings

TURN AROUND TIME

5-8 Calendar Days

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
Platelet Culture
Test Site
  • Colorado
Test Description
Leuko-reduced platelets are inoculated (usually by the client) and are incubated on BacTAlert instrument for 7 days. If flagged positive microbial growth is identified. Antimicrobial susceptibilities are available upon request.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

PLATELET CULTURE 1

6015

PLATELET CULTURE 2

6016

Method Description
  • BacTAlert Continuous Monitoring System
FDA Cleared / Approved
N/A
CPT Code(s)
  • 87070
STAT Allowed
No
Notes
Specimens should be put on BacTAlert as soon as possible following inoculation.
Draw Status

Living

Sample Type
Acceptable
  • 4-10mL platelets into BPA/BPN bottles
Transport
  • Ambient
Notes
Do not refrigerate.