CULTURE, BLOOD FOR FUNGUS

Mnemonic

FCBLD

Synonym

Blood Culture For Yeast - Culture Fungus Blood

Guidelines

This order may also be used for bone marrow.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Blood or Bone Marrow, one aerobic blood culture bottle and one SPS tube.

Handling

Wipe specific bottle septum with alcohol before inserting blood.

Preferred Volume

10.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL blood and any amount of bone marrow

Transport

Room temperature (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

Cracked or leaking bottles, refrigerated or frozen specimens

Stability

24 hours at room temperature.

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture Instrumentation

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

Critical Values

Smear positive for fungus in blood or bone marrow

CPT Codes

87103

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:09:34 PM