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Test Name:Aerobic bacterial culture, stain
Test Number:12423
Collect:Abscess, aspirate, cyst, drainage, ear, eye, nasal, placenta, sinus, skin, ulcer, wound or other miscellaneous sources
Container:ESwab Regular or Minitip with Amies or other bacterial culture swab or sterile container
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:ESwab: Ambient or refrigerated within 48 hrs of collection
Other swab or sterile container: Ambient within 24 hrs of collection
Alternate Names:Miscellaneous culture
Performing Lab:AHL - Microbiology; M
Days Set Up:M - Su
Expected TAT:Preliminary: 1 day
Final: 5 days
Ref. Ranges:N/A
Processing Details:
Specify source.
For nasal, see also Staph aureus Culture.
For the following sources, order the specific source culture: blood, body fluid (pleural, joint, peritoneal, pericardial, synovial, etc), bronch, hardware, catheter tip, rectal, semen, spinal fluid, sputum, stool, throat, tissue, urethral, urine, vaginal, vaginal/cervical, vaginal /rectal.
CPT Codes:87070

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant. See the Allina Health Laboratory fee schedule for specific tests and CPT codes.
Additional Information: Microbiology Susceptibility Add-on or Organism Identification Request
Date Created:03/05/2014
Revised Date:09/06/2018