|Alternate:||Anaerobic Bone Marrow Culture|
|Includes:||Culture for anaerobic bacteria|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. Negative cultures are finalized at 5 days, positives as identified.|
|Specimen:||Bone marrow aspirate|
|Container:||Heparinized syringe or Anaerobic Blood Culture Bottle|
|Temperature:||Room temperature transport to lab within 1 hour
Do not refrigerate
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
|Normal:||No growth at 5 days|
|Uses:||Identify microorganisms that may cause infection|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. A negative culture does not necessarily rule out infection.|
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