BacT/Alert Blood Culture System
Isolate and identify bacteria or yeast causing bacteremia or fungemia.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hrs
Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported in 5 days. The health care provider will be notified of initial positive smears and cultures.
Soft Order Code
Blood Culture, Aerobic Only
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10 mL into each bottle. DO NOT OVERFILL.
1 mL per year of age (pediatric patients)
Routine blood culture is used to detect aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and yeast. The BacT/Alert Blood Culture System monitors blood cultures continuously for carbon dioxide production by microorganisms. Positive signaling bottles are gram stained to verify positive status. Test includes susceptibility testing of potentially pathogenic organism(s) at an additional charge unless specifically declined.