Test Details

Mnemonic

CUFUB

Ordering Code

3700505

CPT-4 Code(s)

87103, plus others if reflexed, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Whole blood in BACTEC™ Myco/F Lytic aerobic bottle

Specimen Preparation

5.0 mL whole blood collected in a BACTEC™ Myco/F Lytic aerobic blood bottle.

Alternate Specimen

SPS tubes - blood only
Bone marrow collected in a BACTEC™ Myco/F Lytic aerobic blood bottle

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

EDTA, heparin, citrate, ACD, SPS (bone marrow) BACTEC™ plus aerobic bottle, BACTEC™ lytic/10
anaerobic bottle, BACTEC™ pediatric bottle

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Continously monitoring blood culture system with microscopic, biochemical, DNA probe and
chromatography identification techniques
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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