YourSwab™ (BD ESwab) or Culture Swab or
Transfer up to 50 mL of fluid (IUD, prostatic fluid, semen, etc.) to a sterile leak-proof screw capped container.
Disinfect overlaying skin with iodine preparation. Obtain specimen via percutaneous needle aspiration or surgery. DO NOT SUBMIT SWAB DIPPED IN FLUID. Hold specimen at room temperature (never refrigerate). Transport to Pathology, Inc. as soon as possible. Indicate specimen source on test requisition and specimen container.
To determine bacterial infection source.
Additional CPT codes may be charged for bacterial identification and susceptibility testing as warranted.