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BCH Order Code BACTERICID Bactericidal Assay

Performing Laboratory

National Jewish Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 6mL (pediatric)

Collection Instructions: 

Test must be scheduled with the laboratory at least one week in advance of draw. Please call ADx Immunology lab at 303.398.1344 to schedule testing.


Specimen must arrive at National Jewish within 24 hours of collection.  DO NOT CENTRIFUGE. 


**Must send with Normal Control from healthy unrelated individual.**

Specimen Transport Temperature




Reference Values

> 71% of bacteria killed

Day(s) Test Set Up

Tuesday-Thursday by appointment only.

Test Classification and CPT Coding