|Mnemonic: ||[C BODY FL]|
|Name: ||Culture, Body Fluid|
|Specimen: || Submit sterile body fluid, or one culturette with transport medium (specify exact site).|
|Reference Range: ||No growth|
| Method: ||Bacteriologic Culture|
|Note: ||An aerobic and anaerobic culture are done as well as a Gram stain are included. Deliver immediately or hold at room temp up to 4 hours.|
Reported at 2-4 days.