BRUC - Specimen: Brucella Culture

Test Catalog

Test ID: BRUC    
Brucella Culture

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.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).

 

Specimen source is required.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Abscess, respiratory specimen, spinal fluid, sterile body fluid, or tissue

Container/Tube: Sterile container                                                             

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Frozen specimen; Specimen >24 hours

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesVaries24 hours