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culture, blood, bacterial
Synonyms: Blood Culture, Bacterial 
Computer Code: BLDBC
Specimen Collection: Inoculate aerobic and anaerobic blood culture bottles. See guidelines under specimen collection and transport section. 
Minimum Volume: 8-10 mL per bottle 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temp up to 12 hours. Transport ASAP. 
Reference Values: No growth. For suspected SBE, FUO, see guidelines under specimen collection. Separate request and media required for Acid Fast Bacilli or Filamentous fungi that cause fungemia. Yeast will be detected using routine blood culture media. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated on bacterial isolates. Susceptibility for yeast on special request only.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 5 days Pos: 1-5 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87040 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 18:54:23 (24hr)