Lab Test : Body Fluid Routine Culture

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Alternate:Fluid Culture Routine: Aerobic Fluid Culture; Routine Bacterial Culture Body Fluid
Includes:Culture and gram stain, Susceptibility if warranted
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:FLUC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:3-4 days
Specimen:Body fluid
Volume:1 mL
Container:Sterile container or tube
Temperature:Sterile container - Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Red Top Tube - Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Do not refrigerate
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Specimen container with needle attached
Normal:No growth after 3 days.
Uses:Identify aerobic bacteria that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth A Culture is more sensitive than gramstain. A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.
Method:Culture
 

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