Culture, Blood

BLCU

Methodology:Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:7 days
Specimen Required:Collect: One aerobic and one anaerobic blood culture bottle 
Specimen Preparation:
1. Skin Preparation:
– Starting at the middle of the site, swab concentrically with 10% povidone-iodine solution for 1 minute; Alternative 1 to 2% tincture of iodine for 30s /chlorhexidine
– Allow the site to air dry.
2. Prepare bottles:
– Remove flip-off caps from culture vials
– Wipe tops of vials with single alcohol swab and allow to dry.
3. Perform venipuncture. 
4. Draw min. vol.:
for ADULT: 14.0-20.0 ml blood (add at least 7.0 ml to each blood culture bottle);
for PEDIATRIC: 1.0-5.0 ml  blood ( add at least 0.5 to 3.0 ml per blood culture bottle)
5. Mix thoroughly.   
6. Label with patient identification and blood collection site
7. After collection, cleanse the side with 70% alcohol to remove remaining iodine, which can cause irritation in some patients.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Ambient 24 hours
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
Performing LabAccu Reference Medical Laboratory
CPT Code(s):87040

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Cranford Patient Service Center

  • 27 South Avenue West, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • (908) 441-7710
  • (908) 441-7711
  • Mon., Tue., Wed.: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thu., Fri.: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat.: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Linden Patient Service Center

  • 1901 East Linden Avenue, Unit 25, Linden, NJ 07036
  • (908) 474-1004
  • Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Somerset Patient Service Center

  • 1553 Rt.27, Somerset, NJ 08873
  • (609) 527-9199
  • (609) 527-9192
  • Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Succasunna Patient Service Center

  • 225 State Route 10, Succasunna, NJ 07876
  • (973) 971-9314
  • Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Voorhees Sheppard Patient Service Center

  • 903 Sheppard RD., Voorhees, NJ 08043
  • (856) 528-5915
  • Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Stamford Patient Service Center

  • 111 High Ridge Road, First Floor, Stamford, CT 06905
  • (908) 583-6632
  • Mon., Wed., Fri.: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tue., Thu., Sat., Sun.: CLOSED
  • Lunch Break: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

East Hartford PSC

  • 677 Silver Ln, East Hartford, CT 06118
  • (860) 216-2150
  • (860) 904-9638
  • Mon., Fri.: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Baltimore Patient Service Center

  • 3455 Wilkins Avenue, Suite L10-A, Baltimore, MD 21229
  • (410) 644-4444
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Cambridge Patient Service Center

  • 503 Byrn Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • (443) 477-6568
  • (443) 477-6530
  • Mon., – Fri.: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Greenbelt Patient Service center

  • 7525 Greenway Center Drive, Suite T9, Greenbelt, MD 20770
  • (856) 454-5128
  • (856) 454-5136
  • Mon., – Tue.: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

5th Avenue Patient Service Center

  • 5908 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
  • (718) 880-9970
  • Mon., – Thu.: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Fri.: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Sat.: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

First Medcare

  • 8707 Flatlands Avenue, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11236
  • (718) 210-1909
  • (718) 210-1910
  • (718) 210-1910
  • Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wed.: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

New Hyde Park Patient Service Center

  • 1575 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, Suite 100-A, NY 11040
  • (516) 500-1047
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Rockville Centre Patient Service Center

  • 178 Sunrise Hwy, Lower Level, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
  • (516) 442-0417
  • (516) 442-0418
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Sat.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Haverstraw Patient Service Center

  • 52 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • (845) 310-4659
  • (845) 310-4660
  • Mon., – Thu.: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Fri., Sat.: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Medical Drive Patient Service Center

  • 1314 Medical drive, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28304
  • (910) 491-5253
  • Mon., – Thu.: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Fri.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Skibo Road Patient Service Center

  • 1905 Skibo Road, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28314
  • (910) 867-7071
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Walter Reed Patient Service Center

  • 1220 Walter Reed Road, Suite A, Fayetteville, NC 28304
  • (910) 481-1956
  • Mon., – Thu.: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Fri.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Bangor Patient Service Center

  • 225 Erdman Avenue, Bangor, PA 18013
  • (610) 452-9174
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Hazelton Patient Service Center

  • 101 South Church Street, Hazelton, PA 18704
  • (570) 455-0747
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Kingston Patient Service Center

  • 517 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704
  • (570) 283-0674
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

ACCU Reference Louisiana Stat LAB

  • 1532 River Oaks Road W., New Orleans, LA 70123
  • (504) 779-8163
  • (504) 779-8164
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Metairie Patient Service Center

  • 4213 Saxon Street, Suite #100, Metairie, LA 70006
  • (504) 516-2461
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

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