BODY FLUID CULTURE, ANAEROBIC (STERILE SITES)

LAB3352

Collect

Aseptically aspirated body fluid. Send in sterile capped syringe, urine container or white top tube.

Peritoneal fluid and synovial fluid are accepted in blood culture bottles, but should also send fluid in a syringe for stains.

Pediatric Collection

Minimum volume 2 mL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body fluids received in any tube with an additive (EDTA, heparin, etc.); specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Inoculate anaerobic transport media and transport the same day.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Room temp: transport immediately to the laboratory. If in transport media, deliver within 1 hour.

Remarks

Routine anaerobic bacterial culture only. For other requests, order specific culture (e.g. C AFB for Mycobacterial culture). C BF must also be ordered for aerobic culture. Physician is notified of all positive smears or cultures. Negative cultures are reported at 48hr with broth held for 7 days prior to discarding. Body fluids include dialysate, amniotic, bursa, joint or synovial fluid, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural, ascites, tympanocentesis, etc.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Anaerobic culture

Reported

Varies

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

CPT Codes

87075

Collection

LAB3352

Collect

Aseptically aspirated body fluid. Send in sterile capped syringe, urine container or white top tube.

Peritoneal fluid and synovial fluid are accepted in blood culture bottles, but should also send fluid in a syringe for stains.

Pediatric Collection

Minimum volume 2 mL.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body fluids received in any tube with an additive (EDTA, heparin, etc.); specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Inoculate anaerobic transport media and transport the same day.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Room temp: transport immediately to the laboratory. If in transport media, deliver within 1 hour.

Remarks

Routine anaerobic bacterial culture only. For other requests, order specific culture (e.g. C AFB for Mycobacterial culture). C BF must also be ordered for aerobic culture. Physician is notified of all positive smears or cultures. Negative cultures are reported at 48hr with broth held for 7 days prior to discarding. Body fluids include dialysate, amniotic, bursa, joint or synovial fluid, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural, ascites, tympanocentesis, etc.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Anaerobic culture

Reported

Varies

Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87075

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