Culture Blood

Single aerobic bottle or pediatric bottle also acceptable for difficult draw or pediatric patients.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
10 ml blood (optimal) per aerobic & anaerobic bottles

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
XBC, Blood Culture

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 48 hours at room temperature

Routine aerobic & anaerobic culture if both bottles used

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.