CULTURE, BLOOD, PEDIATRIC (BLPEDC)

Test Code
LAB2532

Alias/See Also
BLPEDC

CPT Codes
87040

Includes
Includes: gram stain, isolation and susceptibility of organisms if indicated

Preferred Specimen
1-3 mL whole blood collected in pediatric (pink) BD blood culture bottle

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Minimum Volume
1 mL

Instructions
Properly prep the skin puncture site using a ChloraPrep swabstick (for patients  > 2 months of age) or via approved facility procedure for neonates <2 months in age . Do not collect via central line without physician order.

Transport Container
Blood culture bottle, pink pediatric

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.