Test Details

Mnemonic

BCAF

Ordering Code

3618400

CPT-4 Code(s)

87116, plus other CPTs as indicated, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Aseptic collection is important

Collect

Yellow SPS

Specimen Preparation

Send 7.0 mL whole blood in original tube at room temperature. Sample must arrive at Warde Medical Laboratory the day of collection.

Alternate Specimen

Bone marrow: Yellow SPS

Minimum Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
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Reference Range

No growth
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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