Blood Culture, Neonatal/Pediatric BLCNP

Method(s) Culture
Specimen Required
Collect

Greater than or equal to 0.5 mL Whole Blood; BacT Alert Pediatric.

Transport

0.5 mL bottle, whole blood ambient (20-25ºC).

Remarks

Observe aseptic technique. See Collection and Inoculation of Blood Specimens for Routine Culture (link below).

Stability

Up to 24 hours ambient (20-25ºC).

Unacceptable Conditions

Anything over 24 hours from collection. Specimens refrigerated (2-8ºC).

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010114
CPTCode 87040
Notes Cultures are routinely held for 5 days
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

No growth.

No Appointment Necessary
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