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Fluid culture/sensi (NOT CSF)
Lab code: FLC
Test Synonyms:
Culture/sensitivity (fluid)
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Requires at least 1 ml fluid for each culture type requested (routine,anaerobic, fungal, mycobacteria). Direct inoculation of body fluids into blood culture bottles is desirable if the volume of fluid is large (10-20 ml). NOTE: Grossly purulent specimens, CSF specimens and small volume specimens (less than or equal to 2 ml) should not be innoculated into blood bottles. If a gram stain is ordered, the fluid must be sent along with the inoculated media.
Result Time:
Prelim: 24 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval: