Continuous Monitoring Bacterial System and Microscopic Exam
Preliminary at 24 hours or as soon as positive is detected. Final at 5 days.
87070 / 87075 / 87205
Specimen Collection Details
2 specimens: 1) CULTURE: 5-10 mL body fluid in a BacT/Alert FA (aerobic) bottle AND a FN (anaerobic) bottle using aseptic technique. Bottles must be at ambient temperature. Inspect broth and sensor. Do not use if broth is cloudy or sensor is yellow. 2) GRAM STAIN: Submit specimen in sterile container. Accepted but not recommended: One sterile 4 mL green top tube (heparin). Do not refrigerate or freeze.
24 hours ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Specimen 1) BacT/Alert FA & FN bottles: 10 mL fluid each. Specimen 2) 2 mL fluid.
Specimen 1) BacT/Alert FA & FN bottles: 1 mL fluid each. Specimen 2) 1 mL fluid.
Includes aerobic and anaerobic cultures. Potential pathogens will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for these tests. See also: Fluid in a Bottle Culture (60691).