Identify Brucella in blood, CSF, body fluids, and abscesses.
Negative culture reported at 22 days. Positive culture reported as soon as detected.
New York DOH Approval Status
Blood in sterile SPS Vacutainer® tube for microbiology (ARUP Supply #24964) or Bactec® Blood Culture bottles. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. OR abscess, aspirate, body fluid, CSF, or tissues.
Adult Blood: Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 3 mL)*
Pediatric Blood: Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)*
Abscess, Aspirate, Body fluid, CSF: Transfer to a sterile container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Tissue: Transfer tissue to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.
*Low volume will result in decreased recovery of pathogens.
Swabs. Clotted blood specimens.
Specimen source preferred.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for Brucella species.
An additional fee will be added to blood specimens for confirming a negative result.
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
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- Culture, Brucella