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Blood Culture, AFB and Fungal
0060024
Ordering Recommendation

Order to culture acid-fast bacteria and fungi from blood or bone marrow specimens.

Mnemonic
MC BLDAF
Methodology
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 43 days
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected
Final: Negative within 43 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Aseptic draw.  
Collect
Whole blood in yellow (SPS) (ARUP supply #24964) or in Bactec Myco/F Lytic bottle (ARUP supply # 31916).
OR bone marrow in yellow (SPS) (ARUP supply # 24964).
Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Specimen Preparation
Whole Blood: Transport 7 mL in tube or 5 mL bottle. (Min: 1 mL)
Bone Marrow:
Transport 7 mL in tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room Temperature  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth
Interpretive Data


Note
Identification and susceptibility testing is performed on positive cultures at an additional charge.

A single SPS or Myco/F Lytic bottle is collected for both AFB and fungal cultures.
CPT Code(s)
87103; 87116.  CPT codes vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060024Culture, Blood for AFB and Fungus
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Aliases
  • AFB Culture, Blood
  • Culture, Blood for AFB & Fungus