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 smears and cultures.

MiChart Code
Blood Culture, Anaerobic Only
Soft Order Code
BLDAN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

BacT/Alert Blood Culture System

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

Anaerobic Culture bottle
Normal Volume
10 mL into each bottle. DO NOT OVERFILL.
Minimum Volume
1 mL per year of age (pediatric patients)

Billing Information

CPT Code
87040
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

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.