Test Details

Mnemonic

MBCFS

Ordering Code

3700535

CPT-4 Code(s)

87116. 87206 billed on MC order. (Plus 87015, 87149, 87118, 87153, 87190 added as necessary at additional fees.)

Specimen Information

PLEASE NOTE: MBCFS needs to be ordered on same encounter as test code: MC. MC and MBCFS cannot be ordered individually.

Collect

Body fluids or lower respiratory tract specimens.

Specimen Preparation

Send 10.0 mL body fluids or lower respiratory tract specimens collected in a sterile, screw capped
leak proof container.

Alternate Specimen

Preferred:
Urine: (clean catch midstream or catheter collection) 40.0 mL

CSF: 2.0 mL

Tissue: (1 - 2 cm x 1 - 2 cm piece recommended) - place tissue and needle biopsies in sterile, leak-proof container with small amount of saline.

Gastric lavage: 10.0 mL in a sterile, leak-proof container, must be neutralized with sodium
bicarbonate within 4 hours of collection (2.0 mL minimum)

1.0 mL exudate, aspirate, lesion material, ocular specimen collected in a sterile, leak-proof
container.

Acceptable:
Swabs in Amies liquid: Amies gel swab transport system; smaples in Anaerobic Transport medium,
ONLY if it is an irreplaceable sample type; throat/oral/swabs from cystic fibrosis patients; Stuarts or Eswab ONLY if tissue biopsy or wound aspirate is not available.

Minimum Volume

Body fluid 2.0 mL
Urine 20.0 mL
CSF 1.0 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

24 hour urine or sputum specimens, specimen in formalin or alcohol, leaking specimens, urine in
preservative

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Continuous Monitoring Broth Culture System and Conventional culture
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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