Identify bacteria in normally sterile body fluids. May assist in differentiating gout from septic arthritis. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. Refer to Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain (0060143). For CSF, order Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Culture and Gram Stain (0060106). For blood, order Blood Culture (0060102) or Blood Culture, AFB and Fungal (0060024).
Negative at 6 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Aspirate of amniotic, culdocentesis, pericardial, peritoneal, synovial, thoracentesis or other normally sterile body fluid.
Transfer 5 mL aspirate to a Sterile Container. (Min: 2 mL) Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
CSF or blood. Syringes with needle attached.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Anaerobe culture is NOT included with this order. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. If anaerobe culture is needed, please order Anaerobe Culture (ARUP test code 0060143) and use anaerobic collection device for transportation. Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.
For CSF, order Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Culture and Gram Stain (ARUP test code 0060106). For blood, order Blood Culture (ARUP test code 0060102) or Blood Culture, AFB and Fungal (ARUP test code 0060024).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060108||Culture, Body Fluid||610-6|
- Culture, Body Fluid