Department: 
Microbiology
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Tube Colour: 
Peds Plus: Pink Plastic Cap
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Test Code: 
BC
Availability: 
Daily
Collection Requirements: 
1-3 ml in Peds bottle
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BC
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Range: 
Notes: 
Procedure for collection of blood cultures is described in the patient procedure manual. For each venepuncture, two different bottle types are inoculated: aerobic and anaerobic. Do not place Bradma label over barcode on bottles