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MYCOLOGY CULTURE, BONE MARROW

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code FC
Performed by? Microbiology (Mycology)
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability Mon. - Fri., day shift
Principle Bone marrow is plated on culture media that support the growth of fungi. Negative results are reported after 4 weeks. Positive results are reported to physicians by telephone when fungi are recovered.
Container type sterile bright green top (sodium heparin) tube
Amount to Collect 3-5 mL
Sample type Bone Marrow
Synonyms Bone Marrow Culture;Fungus Culture, Bone Marrow;
Stability Deliver to the Microbiology Laboratory (2M33) as soon as possible.
References Isenberg, HD (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Vol. 1, ASM Press, Washington DC, 1992.
CPT coding 87102
Last Updated 1/16/2009 12:24:29 PM
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