BLOOD CULTURE

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LIS Mnemonic: BCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
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Transport: Transport within 2 hours of collection at room temperature. Off-site labs or physician offices: Transport within 24 hrs at room temp.
CPT-4: 87040
Comments: Methodology: Incubation with reflex to Gram stain, culture, identification & susceptibility testing. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.