CULTURE, BODY FLUID (INCLUDES GRAM STAIN)
Collect 1.0 mL body fluid in a sterile container. Do not refrigerate. Note: Specimen Source Is Required On Request Form For Processing. If anaerobes, fungus, AFB or virus cultures are desired, please see appropriate listing for additional volume and special requirements.
Conventional culture technique.
Room Temp: 72 hours
Isolation, identification, and sensitivity of bacteria.