60691:FLUID IN A BOTTLE CULTURE

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60691:FLUID IN A BOTTLE CULTURE
Methodology: BacT/Alert Continuous Monitoring Bacterial System
Edit Date: 4/26/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Premilinary at 24 hours or as soon as positive is detected. Final at 5 days.
CPT Code: 87070 / 87075
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Body fluid in a BacT/Alert FA (aerobic) bottle and a FN (anaerobic) bottle using aseptic technique. Bottles must be at ambient temperature.
Handling: Do not refrigerate or freeze. Inspect broth and sensor. Do not use if broth is cloudy or sensor is yellow.
Stability: 24 hours ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Standard Volume: BacT/Alert FA and FN bottles: 10 mL fluid each.
Minimum Volume: BacT/Alert FA and FN bottle: 1 mL fluid each.
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 and Smear (60682).
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; frozen specimen.

Reference Range:
No growth at 5 days.

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