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Name of Test
Blood Culture
SoftLab Order Code
Epic Order Name
Epic Order ID
In House
Additional Test Information
Sample Type
Whole Blood
Collection Container
Adults: 1 orange and 1 green bottle

Pediatrics:1 yellow bottle

Alternate: One blue and one purple bottle

Alternate: SPS (Yellow) Tube

Collecting Volume
Adults: 5.0 - 10.0 ml per bottle. Pediatric: 1-4ml in yellow bottle
Minimum Collecting Volume
Adults: If less then 6.0mLs is obtained, then the entire specimen should be placed in the aerobic (green) bottle.
Storage or Stability
Ambient - must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. It is recommended that specimens be delivered as soon as possible to enhance organism recovery. Exception: SPS tubes must be received within 30 minutes of collection
Causes For Rejection
Blood Culture bottles containing charcoal will be sent to LabCorp for testing
Blood Culture Collection Procedure
Not Available STAT
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