CULTURE, BLOOD, ADULT (BLC)

Test Code
LAB462

Alias/See Also
BLC

CPT Codes
87040

Includes
Gram stain, isolation and susceptibility of organisms if indicated

Preferred Specimen
10 mL whole blood each bottle

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Instructions
Properly prep the skin puncture site using a ChloraPrep swabstick. Do not collect through central line without physician order.

Transport Container
BD blood culture bottles, blue(aerobic) and purple(anaerobic)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Additional Information
Blood Culture Collection Tips


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.