BBLD - Overview: Bacterial Culture, Blood

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Test ID: BBLD    
Bacterial Culture, Blood

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and treatment of the etiologic agent of sepsis

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
COMMIdentification Commercial KitNoNo
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNoNo
GIDBacteria IdentificationNoNo
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNoNo
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNoNo
SALSSerologic Agglut Method 1 IdentNoNo
ECSerologic Agglut Method 2 IdentNoNo
SHIGSerologic Agglut Method 3 IdentNoNo
STAPIdentification StaphylococcusNoNo
STRPIdentification StreptococcusNoNo
BLABeta LactamaseNoNo
KPND1KPC and NDM PCRNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order KPNRP)No
HODGBCarbapenamase-Modified Hodge TestNo, Internal (Bill Only); Yes External (Order HODGE)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Automated or Manual Detection of Positive Blood Cultures with Conventional Identification Methods

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bacterial Culture, Blood

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Blood Culture Bacteria
General Bacteria Culture, Blood