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Bone Marrow Culture
0060104
Ordering Recommendation

Identify bacteria in bone marrow.

Mnemonic
MC BM
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 6 days
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected.
Final: Negative within 6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Bone marrow, aspirate in sterile SPS Vacutainer® tube (ARUP Supply #24964). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport bone marrow in SPS tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Note
Anaerobic, fungal, and AFB cultures are billed separately.  Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately.

For AFB and fungal culture order Blood Culture, AFB & Fungal (ARUP test code 0060024).
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060104Culture, Bone Marrow19126-2
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Aliases
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Culture, Bone Marrow