Blood Culture

CPT Code

87040

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Blood Culture Bottle

Stability

24 hours Room Temperature

Handling Instructions

Indicate collection site

Clinical Notes

A “blood culture” is defined as blood collected from a single venipuncture and inoculated onto blood culture broth. Blood Cultures determine the likely cause of fever and will isolate and identify pathogenic organisms causing bacteremia, septicemia, meningitis, and other systemic and localized infectious diseases. Our bottles are tested for both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms.