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|60395:BONE MARROW CULTURE AND GRAM STAIN|
|Alias Names:||BM/SM Culture, BM Culture|
|Released:||Isolator tube: Preliminary at 24 hours; final at 4 weeks. Other containers: Preliminary at 2, 4, and 6 days or as soon as positive is detected. Final at 7 days.|
|CPT Code:||87070 / 87205|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||Bone marrow aspirate in a sterile plastic container, red top vacutainer tube, or a 1.5 mL Isolator tube, available from Client Services. Collect bone marrow biopsy material in a sterile plastic container. Use sterile technique. Do not refrigerate.|
|Stability:||Sterile plastic container or red top vacutainer tube stable 24 hours ambient. Isolator tube stable 16 hours ambient if volume is 1.5 mL, or 1 hour if volume is less than 1.5 mL. All specimen types unstable frozen.|
|Standard Volume:||2 mL bone marrow.|
|Minimum Volume:||0.5 mL bone marrow in sterile plastic container. 1.5 mL bone marrow in 1.5 mL Isolator tube.|
|Comments:||Isolated organisms will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. An additional charge will be added for these tests.|
|Rejection Criteria:||Unsterile containers; dry specimen; refrigerated Isolator tube or frozen specimen; clotted specimen in Isolator tube or less than 1.5 mL in Isolator tube received more than one hour after collection; lavender top tube (EDTA).|
|Gram Stain: No organisms seen.
Culture: No growth at 7 days.