Blood Culture, AFB and Fungal
0060024
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Identification is performed on positive cultures at an additional charge.  Susceptibility testing is performed by request only.

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