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4140

Culture, Aerobic with Gram Stain [Sterile Source}

Specimen:Collect:
  • Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container

Also Acceptable:
  • Conjuctival Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Ocular Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Vesicle Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic
  • CSF in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Tissue in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Conjuctival Swab in eSwab
  • Ocular Fluid in eSwab
  • Vesicle Fluid in eSwab
Submit:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) CSF in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Tissue in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Conjuctival Swab in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Ocular Fluid in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Vesicle Fluid in eSwab. Submit Ambient.
  • Conjuctival Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Ocular Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Vesicle Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic. 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.
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
  • 4106 - CULTURE, AEROBIC W/O GRAMSTAIN
  • 4192 - REVIEW INDICATED
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