Lab Test : Bone Marrow Blood Culture Routine

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Alternate:Bone Marrow Culture Aerobic
Includes:Culture susceptibility included if warranted
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:BMBC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Negative cultures are finalized at 5 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Bone marrow aspirate
Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Heparinized syringe or blood culture bottle
Temperature:Room temperature transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:Improper specimen device.
Left at room temperature more than 12 hours.
Refrigerated or frozen specimens.
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
Method:Culture
 

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