Body fluid in a sterile screw top (leak proof) container: Bone marrow in an Isolator tube (For Surgical specimens, see attached link)
Send To Lab Immediately at Room Temperature
Up to 1 hour after collection
Submitted in heparin containing tube; refrigeration; unsterile container
Do not submit in Blood Culture Bottles
Updates Daily Until Final
Bone Marrow: best submission is in an Isolator ™ tube (available thru the Microbiology Laboratory). If Fungal and AFB testing is also needed, all testing can be performed from the Isolator ™ tube.
This test order should only be used for normally sterile body fluid submissions, e.g. cerebrospinal/shunt fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, amniotic fluid and tympanocentesis fluid.
For submission of ascites/peritoneal fluids, refer to that listing.