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  • Fluid Culture in Liquid Media

    Test Name:Fluid Culture in Liquid Media
    Epic Order Code:LAB5019
    CPT Code:87070  
    Specimen(s) Type:Body Fluids, other than Urine, CSF or Blood; 1.0 - 10.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 5 - 7 days
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temerature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:No growth
    Additional Information:Gram stain on fluids cannot be performed on fluid from blood culture bottles. A separate specimen is required for stain.
     Wound, drainage, abscess and urine specimens are not considered sterile body fluids.