886 Culture, Environmental

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue 48 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 Gel Culture Swab or fluid in sterile container, taken from inanimate objects (i.e., sterilizer spore testing); Ambient

Clinical Utility

To determine if bacteria is present that may cause contamination and infection.

CPT Codes

87999

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