Body Fluid Culture: Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacterial Culture and Gram Stain

CPT: 87070; 87075; 87205
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Synonyms

  • Culture, Body Fluid, Sterile, Routine
  • Sterile Body Fluid Culture

Special Instructions

Indicate the specific source and pertinent clinical history on the request form. Do not use expired transport device.


Expected Turnaround Time

Up to 14 days


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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Aseptically aspirated body fluid (eg, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), synovial, peritoneal fluid). Do not submit syringes with needles attached. Swabs without visible fluid are not acceptable for Body Fluid Culture.


Volume

2 mL minimum


Minimum Volume

2 mL


Container

Sterile tube or other sterile leak-proof container, blood culture bottle, Vacutainer™ Plus no Additive tube; sodium heparin tube, and swabs with visible fluid. Do not use red-top Vacutainer™ tubes.


Collection

Contamination with normal flora from skin, rectum, vaginal tract, or other body surfaces should be avoided.


Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature. Specimens for anaerobic culture should be maintained at room temperature. Anaerobes will survive 24 to 72 hours when properly collected in the anaerobic transport tube.


Patient Preparation

Swab skin over the site of puncture with 2% tincture of iodine in concentric circles. Note: Iodine should remain in contact with skin for at least one minute prior to puncture to ensure complete antisepsis. Following puncture, 70% alcohol is used to remove iodine from skin.


Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; red-top Vacutainer™ tubes; swabs without visible fluid


Test Details


Use

Isolate and identify pathogenic organisms from normally sterile body fluids. Anaerobic culture is held for 14 days.


Methodology

Culture


LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
183473 Body Fluid Culture Aer/Ana/GS 018408 Gram Stain Result 664-3
183473 Body Fluid Culture Aer/Ana/GS 008900 Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub 635-3
183473 Body Fluid Culture Aer/Ana/GS 180802 Body Fluid Culture, Sterile 611-4
Reflex Table for Gram Stain Result
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080031 Result 080032 Result 1 n/a
Reflex Table for Gram Stain Result
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080031 Result 080033 Result 2 n/a
Reflex Table for Gram Stain Result
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080031 Result 080034 Result 3 n/a
Reflex Table for Gram Stain Result
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080031 Result 080035 Result 4 n/a
Reflex Table for Gram Stain Result
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080031 Result 080036 Antimicrobial Susceptibility n/a
Reflex Table for Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 008901 Result 008902 Result 1 6463-4
Reflex Table for Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 008901 Result 008903 Result 2 6463-4
Reflex Table for Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 008901 Result 008905 Result 3 6463-4
Reflex Table for Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 008901 Result 008906 Result 4 6463-4
Reflex Table for Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 008901 Result 008907 Antimicrobial Susceptibility 23658-8
Reflex Table for Body Fluid Culture, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080186 Result 080187 Result 1 611-4
Reflex Table for Body Fluid Culture, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080186 Result 080188 Result 2 611-4
Reflex Table for Body Fluid Culture, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080186 Result 080189 Result 3 611-4
Reflex Table for Body Fluid Culture, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080186 Result 080190 Result 4 611-4
Reflex Table for Body Fluid Culture, Sterile
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 080186 Result 080191 Antimicrobial Susceptibility 23658-8

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