Icon

Time Sensitive

Icon

UUHSC Testing Only
Ordering Recommendation

Identify bacteria in bone specimens.

Mnemonic
MC BONE
Methodology

Culture/Identification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 8 days
Positives as soon as detected

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Bone.

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.

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

No growth.
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.  Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060103 Culture, Bone 602-3
* 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, Bone
Bone Culture and Gram Stain