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Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am

4030

Culture, Aerobic [w/ Gram Stain]

Specimen:Collect:
  • Abscess Swab in eSwab

Also Acceptable:
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Ear Swab in eSwab
  • Hair in eSwab
  • Mouth Swab in eSwab
  • Nails in eSwab
  • Nasal Secretions in eSwab
  • Nasal Swab in eSwab
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in eSwab
  • Superficial Wound in eSwab
Submit:
  • Abscess Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Superficial Wound in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Ear Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Mouth Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasal Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasal Secretions in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Hair in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Nails in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • Aerobic culturette sources include: ear, eye, nasal pharyngeal, and superficial wounds.
    If aspirate is made with a needle and syringe, specimen may be put into a sterile (urine) container.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Syringe with needle attached.
    Organisms submitted in liquid media other than eSwab.
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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