Leptospira Culture


Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Culture
CPT Codes: 87081 x1, 87166 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:Stability: Whole blood and CSF samples are stable for 24 hours at room temperature. Blood culture bottles are stable for 48 hours at room temperature.
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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