Fungus culture, blood-6580

Test info

  
Fungus culture, blood
  
6580
  
87103.0
  
FUB
  
Fungal

Specimen

  
Whole blood
  
  
10 mL
  
7.5 mL
  

Butterfly collection devices are not recommended for this test

  1. Sterilize the exposed rubber tube stopper using a 70% alcohol prep.
  2. Apply tourniquet to patient's arm and select vein.
  3. Prepare venipuncture site.
    1. Hold the ChloraPrep SEPP applicator with sponge tip facing downward and gently squeeze to break the ampule. Do not touch the tip.
    2. Saturate the tip with ChloraPrep by gently pressing it against the treatment area.
    3. Using a back and forth friction scrubbing motion, completely wet the treatment area for 30 seconds.
    4. Allow the prepped area to dry completely, approximately 30 seconds.

Do not blot or wipe the solution away, or fan or blow on the site, as this may result in contamination of the blood culture.

4. Immediatley following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gentle inverting 8 - 10 times, to prevent clotting

  

Isolator microbial vial/tube, 10 mL

 

  
  • Source
  

Time sensitive

Ambient - 16 hours 

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
4 weeks

Clinical and Interpretive info

Billing

  
87103

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
09/25/2019
  
12/07/2021