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BACTERIA CULTURE, BONE MARROW

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code BMC
Performed by? Microbiology (Bacteriology)
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability 7 days
Principle Specimen is inoculated to plate and broth media and incubated. Positive-culture results are phoned to the physician. Negative culture final reports are issued after 24 days of incubation.
Container type sterile, sodium heparin (bright green top) tube.
Amount to Collect 1 mL
Sample type Bone Marrow
Special instructions Procedure must be supervised by Hematology Fellow (206-8574).
Synonyms Bone Marrow Culture;
Stability Deliver to Microbiology Laboratory 2M33 as soon as possible.
References Murray, PR et al., Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 9th Ed., ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2007.
CPT coding 87070
Last Updated 11/10/2011 5:34:34 PM
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