60682:FLUID IN A BOTTLE CULTURE AND SMEAR

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60682:FLUID IN A BOTTLE CULTURE AND SMEAR
Methodology: Continuous Monitoring Bacterial System and Microscopic Exam
Edit Date: 12/30/2009
Performed: Daily.
Released: Preliminary at 24 hours or as soon as positive is detected. Final at 5 days.
CPT Code: 87070 / 87075 / 87205
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 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.
Stability: 24 hours ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Standard Volume: Specimen 1) BacT/Alert FA & FN bottles: 10 mL fluid each. Specimen 2) 2 mL fluid.
Minimum Volume: Specimen 1) BacT/Alert FA & FN bottles: 1 mL fluid each. Specimen 2) 1 mL fluid.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: 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).
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; frozen specimen.

Reference Range:
Gram Stain No organisms seen
Culture No growth at 5 days