Test Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes
87103. 87205

Preferred Specimen
10 mL whole blood collected in aerobic (blue) BD bottle

Click here for more on specimen collection or below under "additional information" for further tips.

Properly prep the skin puncture site using a ChloraPrep swabstick (for all patients  >2 months of age). Do not collect through central line without physician order.

Transport Container
Blood culture bottle, blue (aerobic)

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.