Identify bacteria in bone specimens.
Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Transfer bone to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Culture, Bone