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Bacterial Identification

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Blood 1.0 ML  
Blood 1.0 ML  
Blood 1.0 ML  
Isolate 1.0 ML  


Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient or Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

48 hours (Ambient or Refrigerated). Freeze for longer storage

Additional Specimen Instructions

If sending an isolate from a positive blood culture, send the bottle and the isolate plate. 

Send the identification or biochemical information your lab has about the organism, specimen source and if susceptibility testing is requested.

Send organism in the correct transport atmosphere (aerobic/anaerobic), this is organism dependent if you are unsure please call the Microbiology Lab.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section