Brucella Culture
0060159
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC BRUC
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 21 days
Preliminary-positives: as soon as detected
Final: Negative at 21 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Blood in sterile SPS Vacutainer® tube for microbiology (ARUP Supply #24964) or Bactec® Blood Culture bottles. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. OR abscess, aspirate, body fluid, CSF, or tissues.  
Specimen Preparation
Adult Blood: Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)*
Pediatric Blood:
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)*
Abscess, Aspirate, Body fluid, CSF:
Transfer to a sterile container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Tissue
: Transfer tissue to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.
*Low volume will result in decreased recovery of pathogens.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Swabs. Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Clotted blood specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Brucella species.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060159Culture, Brucella
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • Culture, Brucella