Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of positive abdominal, amniocentesis, ascites, dialysate, peritoneal, pleural, pericardial, bone marrow, aqueous fluid, vitreous fluid, or synovial fluid cultures. Negative cultures are reported after 6 days; negative ventricular (shunt) fluid cultures are reported after 10 days.

Soft Order Code
BFG

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Pericardial Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Pleural Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Prostatic Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Synovial Fluid, Aerboic Culture
Thoracentesis Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Ventriculostomy Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Vitreous Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Abdominal Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Aerobic Culture, Body Fluid
Aerobic Culture, Bone Marrow
Amniocentesis Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Aqueous Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Ascitic Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Bile, Aerobic Culture
Bone Marrow, Aerobic Culture
Culture, Bone Marrow, Aerobic
Dialysate, Aerobic Culture
Gallbladder, Aerobic Culture
Pericardial Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Peritoneal Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Pleural Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Prostatic Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Synovial Fluid, Aerboic Culture
Thoracentesis Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Ventriculostomy Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Vitreous Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Abdominal Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Aerobic Culture, Body Fluid
Aerobic Culture, Bone Marrow
Amniocentesis Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Aqueous Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Ascitic Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Bile, Aerobic Culture
Bone Marrow, Aerobic Culture
Culture, Body Fluid, Aerobic
Culture, Bone Marrow, Aerobic
Dialysate, Aerobic Culture
Gallbladder, Aerobic Culture
Pericardial Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Peritoneal Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Pleural Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Prostatic Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Synovial Fluid, Aerboic Culture
Thoracentesis Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Ventriculostomy Fluid, Aerobic Culture
Vitreous Fluid, Aerobic Culture

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic organisms

Reference Range

No growth

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Acceptable specimen types: Amniocentesis, bile, gallbladder, prostatic fluid, or other aseptically aspirated body fluid. Preferred transport is sterile container. DO NOT SEND SWABS. Avoid contamination with normal flora from the skin, rectum, vagina, or other body surfaces. Specimen Collection: Cleanse area with soap solution. Remove soap with 70% ethanol. Apply 1% tincture of iodine. Leave on skin 2-4 minutes for maximum effectiveness. Remove with 70% alcohol. If patient is allergic to iodine, alcohol can be used alone. Do not touch prepared skin during collection of specimen.

Normal Volume
10.0 ml fluid
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml fluid

Billing Information

CPT Code
87070 Culture, 87205 Smear
Pro Fee Code
 
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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.