Order to culture acid-fast bacteria and fungi from blood or bone marrow specimens.
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
Negative at 43 days
Positives as soon as detected
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)
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility testing is performed on positive cultures at an additional charge.
A single SPS or Myco/F Lytic bottle is collected for both AFB and fungal cultures.
87103; 87116; CPT codes vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060024||Culture, Blood for AFB and Fungus|
- AFB Culture, Blood
- Culture, Blood for AFB & Fungus