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Time Sensitive

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UUHSC Testing Only
Ordering Recommendation

Identify bacteria in bone marrow.

Mnemonic
MC BM
Methodology

Culture/Identification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 6 days
Positives as soon as detected

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

Bone marrow, aspirate in sterile SPS Vacutainer® tube (ARUP Supply #24964). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Transport bone marrow in SPS tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Anaerobic, fungal, and AFB cultures are billed separately.  Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately.   Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.

For AFB and fungal culture order Blood Culture, AFB & Fungal (ARUP test code 0060024).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060104 Culture, Bone Marrow 19126-2
* 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
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Culture, Bone Marrow
Bone Marrow Culture