856 Culture, Miscellaneous

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue 24 Hours No Growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48 - 72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

YourSwab (BD ESwab) or Culture Swab or Fluid: Transfer up to 50 mL of fluid (IUD, prostatic fluid, semen, etc.) to a sterile leak-proof screw capped container.

Clinical Utility

To detect a bacterial wound infection, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing

CPT Codes

87071

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