939 Culture, Blood #2

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Whole Blood 48 Hours No Growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: Blood Culture Bottle
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

3-5 Days

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Bacterial sepsis is one of the most serious infectious diseases. Detection of microorganisms in the blood has probability of an improved prognosis of septicemia, endocarditis or chronic bacteremia.

CPT Codes

87040

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