Blood Culture, Fungal
0060070
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Mnemonic
MC BFUNG
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.
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)
OR 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.
CPT Code(s)
87103
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060070Culture, Blood for Fungus
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Cross References
  • Culture, Blood for Fungus
  • Fungi blood culture