Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: April 12, 2024 @ 9:13 am

4050

Culture, Aerobic / Anaerobic

Specimen:Collect:
  • Drainage in eSwab

Also Acceptable:
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Abscess Swab in eSwab
  • Deep Wound in eSwab
Submit:
  • Drainage in eSwab. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Abscess Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Deep Wound in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • 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.
    Specimens that contain normal or transient anaerobic flora are not suitable for anaerobic culture. These include: Oral, Throat, nasopharyngeal, sputum, urogenital, urine, feces, superficial wounds and specimens from sites contaminated with intestinal contents.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87070
  • 87075
  • 87205
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4000 - GRAM STAIN
  • 4006 - CULTURE, AEROBIC
  • 4008 - CULTURE, ANAEROBIC
  • 4915 - REVIEW INDICATED
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