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Aerobic culture, anaerobic culture. If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87076 or 87106 or 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149).
Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).
Adults: 8-10 mL of blood in each of BD BACTEC™ Plus™ Aerobic/F (blue label and cap) and Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles (purple label and cap)
Neonates and children 1 to 6 years: 1-3 mL of blood in a BACTEC™ Peds Plus™/F bottle
Children weighing 30-80 lbs: 3 mL of blood in BD BACTEC™ Peds Plus™/F bottle or 8-10 mL of blood in BD BACTEC™ Plus™ Aerobic/F and Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles
See the alphabetical listing in the Microbiology section of Specimen Collection and Handling for further instructions.
BACTEC™ Plus™ Aerobic/F and Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles: 3 mL blood/bottle • BACTEC™ Peds Plus™/F bottles: 0.5 mL blood/bottle is acceptable, but 1 mL is preferred.
Bone marrow cultures: For adults, use 1 BACTEC™ Plus™ Aerobic/F and 1 BACTEC™ Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles. For children, use a BACTEC™ Peds Plus™ Aerobic/F bottle for aerobic and anaerobic testing • Blood culture bottles compatible with local automated instrumentation.
Do not pre-incubate bottles prior to shipment
BD BACTEC™ Plus™ Aerobic/F (blue label and cap) and Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles (purple label and cap), or BD BACTEC™ Peds Plus™/F
Room temperature: 48 hours
Blood specimens collected in EDTA, sodium citrate or anticoagulants such as SPS or heparin • Frozen specimens • Specimens broken in transit
Automated continuous monitoring using fluorescent detection. Antibiotic susceptibility testing when appropriate.
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Set up: Daily; Report available: 3 days
Bacterial sepsis constitutes one of the most serious infectious diseases. The detection of microorganisms in a patient's blood has importance in the diagnosis and prognosis of endocarditis, septicemia, or chronic bacteremia.
Listeria Culture, Fungus Culture, Blood, Blood Culture, Brucella, Blood Culture
The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.
|Result Name||LOINC Code||Component Name|
|75400008||CULTURE, BLOOD||600-7||Bacteria identified|
|75400010||ID, METHOD NOT SPECIFIED- (AER)BIO,COAG,VTK,API||23667-9||Bacteria identified|
|75400012||ID BY GLC||23667-9||Bacteria identified|
|75400013||ID BY PROBE||23667-9||Bacteria identified|
|75400026||SEROLOGICAL GROUPING (BETA STREP)||612-2||Bacteria identified|
|75400027||BETA LACTAMASE||20423-0||Beta lactamase organism identified|
|75400028||MIC SENSITIVITY (BREAK POINT)||21070-8||Antibiotic XXX|
|75400029||KIRBY-BAUER (DISK DIFFUSION)||45187-2||Antibiotic XXX|
|75400417||SALMONELLA/SHIGELLA ID/TYPING||612-2||Bacteria identified|
|75400561||FLUORESCENT ID, EACH (i.e. GONOCOCCUS)||35347-4||Microscopic observation|
|75407856||DEFINITIVE ID, YEAST||Pending assignment|
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.
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