Isolator Blood Culture
Label Mnemonic: FUNBL
Epic Lab Code: LAB2217
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Collection Medium:
Fungal Isolator Tubes
Minimum:
1.5 mL; pediatric Isolator blood culture tube (923003) 8-10 mL; adult Isolator blood culture tube (922848)
Delivery Instructions:
Keep at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Testing Schedule:
0700-2200, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
Cultures are held 4 weeks.
Comments:
Recommended specifically for fungal blood cultures. Should be paired with routine blood culture bottles.
Methodology:
Standard plated media
CPT Code:
87103
 
See also:
Fungal Culture