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Culture, Fungus, Blood

Mnemonic:    [C FUNG BLD]
Name:    Culture, Fungus, Blood
Specimen:    10 mL whole blood in yellow (SPS) Critical that this be an aseptic draw.

Must be yellow SPS tubes; yellow ACD A and ACD B tubes are unacceptable.

Do not refrigerate the sample. It must stay at ambient (room) temperature.
Minimum Spec:    5.0
Transport Temp:    Store and transport sample at Room Temperature.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0060070
  Method:    Bactec Automated Continuously Monitored Cx System
Note:    
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected. Identification will be completed at an additional charge. Susceptibility testing is performed by request only.

Final: Negative within 43 days.
Processing Info:    Yellow SPS tubes are in microbiology cabinet under planting bench.

Sent out on a Manual Requisition Form though Microbiology

Microbiology Specimen Collection