Bone Bank Culture

Bone Bank Culture

Test Name:  

Bone Bank Culture

Alternate Name (s):  

Donor Bone Culture

Laboratory Module:  


Ordering Mnemonic:  


A further description of the site from where the specimen was collected should then be entered. The bone source, description and donor number are entered at the appropriate section in Meditech, this information is obtained from the Mount Sinai Hospital Bone Bank requisition.

This is only to be used for donor bone cultures, all other bone cultures should be entered as wound.

Specimen Type:   

A fragment of donor bone and a swab of the donor bone should be submitted for testing.

Collection Container:  

Sterile Container or Amies Transport Swab


Collection Information:  

The fragment of bone is aseptically transferred to a sterile container.

Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:  


Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 7 days

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 7 days

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:  

As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.

Lab Process Notes :  

A donor bone requisition may accompany the specimen this is to be kept on the wound bench for 7 days.

Storage & Transport:  

Specimen should be brought to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Test Referred to :   

On site, BGH laboratory

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Updated last April 9,2008

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