BRUCB - Specimen: Brucella Culture, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BRUCB    
Brucella Culture, Blood

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

Whole Blood Culture

Advisory Information

Mayo Medical Laboratories does not perform species identification of Brucella; these isolates should be submitted to the State Health Department laboratory.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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.

Container/Tube: Blood Isolator tube

Specimen Volume: Entire collection


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Microbiology Request Form (T244) (

Neurology Test Request Form (T732) (

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








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
Whole Blood CultureAmbient24 hours