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Fungal Culture (Candida)- Blood Culture (Pediatric)

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

Specimen Requirements​ ​

  • Blood Culture


​Collection Procedure
​Required Volume

  • Optimal Volume: Pink aerobic (BACTEC Peds Plus): 1-3 mL
  • Minimum Volume: Pink aerobic (BACTEC Peds Plus): 0.5 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​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM- 978 v1

Last Modified: Monday, January 25, 2021 |
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