Body Fluid Culture and Gram Stain
0060108
 
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MC BF
Methodology
Stain/Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-5 days
Preliminary: Negative at 1 day; Final: Negative at 5 days
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected.
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Aspirate of amniotic, culdocentesis, pericardial, peritoneal, synovial, thoracentesis, or fluid.
OR body fluid collected in blood culture bottle(s), accompanied by original fluid (if possible).  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 5 mL aspirate to a sterile tube, sterile container, or anaerobe gel transport tube. (Min: 2 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Syringes with needle attached.  
Remarks
Specimen source required. Anaerobe Culture (ARUP test code 0060143) will be performed on properly collected and transported specimens.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
Interpretive Data
Note
Anaerobe culture, Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060108Culture, Body Fluid
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Cross References
  • Culture, Body Fluid