Leptospira Culture - LG5051


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Culture
CPT Code:87081, 87166
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 42 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Container:Green (sodium heparin, no gel) (Blood Culture Bottle(s), Sterile tube)
Collection Instructions:Collect blood or CSF during the first week of illness.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process whole blood or CSF. Store at room temperature
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature to arrive within 24 hours of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60158


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:During week one of disease, Leptospires are most successfully detected by culture of blood and CSF.


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