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Lab Test Dictionary

Fungal Culture, Blood

Methodology

Bactex FX


Synonyms

Fungal blood culture

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

lab242

Lab Test Days

upon receipt

Standard TAT

4 wks

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

3.0 ml blood

Container Type

Bac-Tec Bottle

Collection Instructions

1) Select and prepare venipuncture site 2) Remove flip top plastic cap & wipe septum with alcohol prep pad 3) Inject blood & wipe septum again with alcohol prep pad (Never use betadine, it will dissolve the rubber seal)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Test Volume Required

3.0 ml blood in Peds plus Bactec bottle

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 ml blood in Peds plus Bactec bottle

Processing Instructions

* Deliver bottles to Microbiology * * * DO NOT COVER BAR CODE * * * DO NOT COVER BOTTOM OF BOTTLE * * *


CPT Codes

87103


Revised

08-03-17