Two to three draws per initial 24 hour episode are recommended. For routine aerobic/anaerobic organisms, NOT for AFB, Fungus or special organisms, e.g. Bartonella, Legionella. This order can also be used for Bone Marrow.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Place 10 cc into an aerobic FA bottle (green) and 10 cc into an anaerobic bottle. For small children, a sample of 1 5 cc of blood is collected. The entire specimen is placed in the aerobic FA bottle.
Label each bottle with a computer label. Do not place the computer label over the bottle bar code tab or number. Include the time of the draw and your initials on the label. The phlebotomist should receive Blood cultures before delivering the blood culture to the Microbiology Department.
10.0 mL per bottle adults, 1.0-5.0 mL per pediatric bottle
Room temperature, deliver ASAP
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Continuous Monitoring Instrumentation
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Positive stain or culture
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