Blood Culture

CPT Code


Specimen Type


Container Type

Blood Culture Bottle


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.

Performing Lab

Principle Laboratory - Houston
16840 Buccaneer Ln
Suite 281
Houston, TX 77058