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
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Collect

Yellow SPS
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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.
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Alternate Specimen

Bone marrow: Yellow SPS
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Minimum Volume

1.0 ml
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Stability

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

Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture/Identification
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Reference Range

No growth
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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