Brucella, Blood Culture


Sunquest Code:BSPCL  
Epic Code:LAB3337Epic Name:Blood Culture Special
Methodology:Culture
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Test Includes:Culture of blood for Brucella.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; preliminary results are issued at 24 hours. Care provider is contacted when culture is positive; negative results are reported within 21 days.
Special Instructions:Specify culture for Brucella. Indicate clinical history and serological diagnosis on request form. See Brucella Serology. See "Blood Culture, Rule Out Endocarditis, Legionella, Francisella, Brucella or Bartonella".


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:Adult: 8-10 mL, 3mL minimum, in BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F
Minimum\Peds Volume:Pediatric: 3 mL, 1 mL minimum om BACTEC Peds Plus/F
Collection Instructions:

See Blood Collection for Cultures (Bacterial, Fungal, Viral) under Laboratory Procedures.

 

Patient Preparation:See Blood Culture


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Positive
Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Diagnose brucellosis.


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