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Bone Culture and Gram Stain
0060103
Ordering Recommendation

Identify bacteria in bone specimens.

Mnemonic
MC BONE
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-7 days
Preliminary: Negative at 1 day; Final: Negative at 7 days
Positive cultures are called as soon as detected.
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Bone. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer bone to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry specimens. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060103Culture, Bone602-3
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Aliases
  • Culture, Bone