Brucella, Blood Culture

Sunquest Code:BSPCL  
Epic Code:LAB3337Epic Name:Blood Culture Special
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

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
Container:Blood Culture Bottle(s)
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 Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


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

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