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BMCUL
CULTURE, BACTERIA, BONE MARROW

Test Code BMCUL 
Test CULTURE, BACTERIA, BONE MARROW 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Includes Gram stain.
Significant isolates will reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility test at an additional charge. 
Specimen 1. Aseptically collect 1.0-5.0 mL bone marrow in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube(s).
2. Label tube(s) with patient's name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector's initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING 
Reference Values No growth
Critical value (automatic call-back): all positive 
Analytic Time Positives are reported when detected. Negatives are reported in 4 days. 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87070  Culture, bacteria
87077  Bacterial identification, if indicated
87149 x5  CRE Confirmation, if indicated
87181  Antibiotic susceptibility (gradient strip), per antibiotic tested, if indicated
87184  Antibiotic susceptibility (disc method), if indicated
87186  Antibiotic susceptibility (MIC), if indicated
87205  Smear, stain and interpretation