Identify bacteria in bone specimens.
Preliminary: Negative at 1 day; Final: Negative at 7 days
Positive cultures are called as soon as detected.
- Patient Preparation
- 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.
- Specimen source preferred.
- Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Culture, Bone