|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|
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