Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 23, 2019 @ 9:13 am

4030

Culture, Aerobic [w/ Gram Stain]

Specimen:Collect:
  • Culturette-Aerobic

Also Acceptable:
  • Body Fluid in NONE
  • CSF in Body Fluid in NONE
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
  • 87205
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4000 - GRAM STAIN
  • 4006 - CULTURE, AEROBIC
  • 4911 - REVIEW INDICATED
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