|Test||CULTURE, BACTERIA, BONE MARROW|
|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|
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