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Culture, Body Fluid

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.