Lab/Culture

  1. Am I missing anything here. Also is there anything that just sounds confusing?



    Blood Culture:

    -draw blue bottle (aerobe)
    -then yellow (anaerobe)
    -1 minute or 10cc each.

    If really sick, there is no bacteria. Think yeast. Order for yeast, mold or AFB:
    -red bottles (Myco)
    -held for 6 weeks (AFB)
    -held for 2 weeks (yeast)

    Culturette Tube (absorbs only 3 drops)
    -throat (not for wound, urine, etc.; send actual tissue, fluid, etc.)
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    Uh......not sure exactly what you're asking here......maybe I'm just being dense.....
  4. by   ghost
    Quote from TazziRN
    Uh......not sure exactly what you're asking here......maybe I'm just being dense.....
    Writing little notes for myself and study group about order/what to do when taking labs. Was wondering if I wrote the instructions clear enough or if I needed to add something.

    Thanks!
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I've never heard of a time limit on drawing Blood cxs. Is that what the 1 minute means?
  6. by   suzanne4
    There is no limit on the time for obtaining a blood sample, the most important thing that I see is that you failed to mention proper technique in drawing the cultures..............most important, if drawn without proper prep then they are useless.

    AFB is not blood draw, it is a sputum specimen. TB is carried in air droplets.

    Usually do not do a test for mold.................

    And if really sick, there can still be bacteria. They will flourish, not die off. There is usually an increased temperature, and bacteria thrive on that.

    And you also left off one important group, fungal. When stating yeast, you usually think of something topical that can be swabbed.
  7. by   P_RN
    Ours is blood cultures from 2 properly prepared sites 10 minutes apart. This would lessen the possibility of contamination from one site.

    Here's a nice table from labcorp: http://www.labcorp.com/datasets/labc...o/mb002100.htm

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