Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 14, 2019 @ 10:13 am

4006

Culture, Aerobic without Gram Stain

Specimen:Collect:
  • Culturette-Aerobic

Also Acceptable:
  • Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container
  • CSF in Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • One Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) CSF . Submit Ambient.
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) Body Fluid . Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • Aerobic culturette sources include: ear/eye, urogenital, genital (including GC), nasal pharyngeal, throat, and superficial wounds.
    If aspirate is made with a needle and syringe, specimen may be put into a sterile (urine) container. Do not send the syringe or needle.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Organisms submitted in liquid media
Stability:Ambient: 2 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:3-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87070
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4006 - CULTURE, AEROBIC
  • 4903 - REVIEW INDICATED
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