Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported in 5 days. The health care provider will be notified of initial positive cultures and gram stain results. Verigene Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Tests will be run on the first positive set of bottles in an episode of bacteremia. Results will typically be available 3-6 hours after the time of gram stain notification.

Soft Order Code
BLD/BLDAE/BLDAN/BLDOT/ BLDC

Test Updated:

Synonyms

BLD
BLDAE
BLDAN
ADULT BLOOD CULTURE
BLOOD CULTURE (AER)
BLOOD CULTURE (ANA)
Anaerobe Culture, Blood
Blood Culture, Brucella
Blood Culture, Candida
Blood Culture, Yeast
Brucella Blood Culture
Candida Blood Culture
Culture, Blood, Bacteria
Culture, Blood-Bacteria & Yeast
SBE, Blood Culture
Yeast Blood Culture
Anaerobe Culture, Blood
Blood Culture, Brucella
Blood Culture, Candida
Blood Culture, Yeast
Brucella Blood Culture
Candida Blood Culture
Culture, Blood, Bacteria
Culture, Blood-Bacteria & Yeast
SBE, Blood Culture
Yeast Blood Culture
Anaerobe Culture, Blood
Blood Culture, Brucella
Blood Culture, Candida
Blood Culture, Yeast
Brucella Blood Culture
Candida Blood Culture
Culture, Blood, Bacteria
Culture, Blood-Bacteria & Yeast
SBE, Blood Culture
Yeast Blood Culture
Anaerobe Culture, Blood
Blood Culture, Brucella
Blood Culture, Candida
Blood Culture, Yeast
Brucella Blood Culture
Candida Blood Culture
Culture, Blood, Bacteria
Culture, Blood-Bacteria & Yeast
SBE, Blood Culture
Yeast Blood Culture
BLDOTH
ADULT BLOOD CULTURE
BLOOD CULTURE
BLOOD CULTURE
BLOOD CULTURE
Verigene Gram-Negative Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GN)
Verigene Gram-Positive Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GP)

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

BD Bactec FX Blood Culture System; Verigene® Gram-Positive Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GP); Verigene® Gram-Negative Blood Culture Nucleic Acid Test (BC-GN)

Test Usage

Isolate and identify bacteria or yeast causing bacteremia or fungemia.

Reference Range

No growth

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Normal Volume
Adult 8-10 mL per bottle.
Pediatric: (aerobic only) 1-3 mL in accordance with physician recommendation for each patient.
DO NOT OVERFILL.
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL per bottle

Billing Information

CPT Code
87040
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.