Fluid Culture (using Blood Culture Bottles) FCBV

Method(s) Culture
Specimen Required
Collect 0.5 -10 mL in BacT Alert Aerobic Fan Blood Culture Bottle and BacT Alert Anaerobic Blood Culture Bottle.
Transport 0.5 - 10 mL fluid at 20-25ºC.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010070
CPTCode 87070
Notes This test is for any sterile fluid collected in blood culture bottles. Some fluid placed in a sterile tube should also be submitted in order to perform a Gram stain.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

No Growth.

No Appointment Necessary
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