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Fungal Culture- Blood Culture

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

Specimen Requirements​ ​

  • Blood


​Collection Procedure
​Required Volume

  • Optimal Volume: Red Myco-F Lytic (BACTEC ): 5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: Red Myco-F Lytic (BACTEC ): 1-4 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)

  • Transport to laboratory without delay at room temperature
    • Store < 48 hours at room temperature if transport is delayed
    • Specimens must be received in the laboratory with 48 hours of collection
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​Bacteriology Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required
​Clearance Required
  • Must be cleared by the Microbiologist on-call at (306)655-1000 prior to collection with the exception of requests from Infectious Disease doctor's or from one of the following patients: 
    • Stem cell transplant 
    • Leukemia 
    • Cancer (Inpatient)

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM- 976 v1

Last Modified: Friday, September 27, 2019 |
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