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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):Special collection container
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 temperature. 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.