Name: Culture, Blood, Quantitative
Test Name: Culture, Blood, Quantitative
Health Link Test Code: HCBLOQ
LIS Test Code: BLOQ
CPT Code(s): 87040; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.
Methodology: Isolator®/Lysis Centrifugation
Aids in the detection of catheter related sepsis.
Days Performed: Daily.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 day. Final report: 1 - 8 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Collection Container: Isolator® tube
Available to Infectious Diseases physicians only. All other requests require UWHC Director of Microbiology approval. Call 608 265-5822.
Blood must be aseptically collected. ChloraPrep Frepp the site. Preclean port of central line. Draw one - 10 mL Isolator® tube (1.5 mL Isolator® tube for pediatric patients) from each port and by venipuncture. Peripheral and line drawn specimens must be collected at the same time. Invert tube 4-5 times to mix.
Collection Volume: 9 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Testing Volume: 7.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Critical Calls: yes