BLOOD CULTURE-ISOLATOR

LAB3698

Collect

10 mL Isolator tube (available from the Microbiology Laboratory).

Minimum volume 8-10 mL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not received in isolator blood culture tube; broken tube; specimen not properly identified.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature
Offsite: Deliver to lab at ambient temperature within 8 hours.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours.

Remarks

Lysis centrifugation has been shown to be an optimal method for recovery of certain types of fungal isolates from blood, such as Histoplasma andMalassezia.  Isolator cultures may improve recovery of Neisseria meningitidis andNeisseria gonorrhoeae.  All requests for isolator blood cultures must be approved by the Laboratory Director. Contact the Microbiology Laboratory for approval and isolator tubes.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Lysis centrifugation blood culture.

Reported

Varies

Synonyms

  • LAB3698

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

CPT Codes

87040 Neisseria

87103 Fungus

Collection

LAB3698

Collect

10 mL Isolator tube (available from the Microbiology Laboratory).

Minimum volume 8-10 mL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not received in isolator blood culture tube; broken tube; specimen not properly identified.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately at ambient temperature
Offsite: Deliver to lab at ambient temperature within 8 hours.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours.

Remarks

Lysis centrifugation has been shown to be an optimal method for recovery of certain types of fungal isolates from blood, such as Histoplasma andMalassezia.  Isolator cultures may improve recovery of Neisseria meningitidis andNeisseria gonorrhoeae.  All requests for isolator blood cultures must be approved by the Laboratory Director. Contact the Microbiology Laboratory for approval and isolator tubes.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Lysis centrifugation blood culture.

Reported

Varies

Synonyms

  • LAB3698
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87040 Neisseria

87103 Fungus

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