Abscess, aspirate, cyst, drainage, ear, eye, nasal, placenta, sinus, skin, ulcer, wound or other miscellaneous sources
ESwab Regular or Minitip with Amies or other bacterial culture swab or sterile container
Submit entire specimen
ESwab: Ambient or refrigerated within 48 hrs of collection Other swab or sterile container: Ambient within 24 hrs of collection
AHL - Microbiology; M
Days Set Up:
M - Su
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: 5 days
Collection/ Processing Details:
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.
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.