Jun 28, 2017




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Culture, Nasal

Culture, Nasal (NPC) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Culture, Nasal

Test Name: Culture, Nasal

Health Link Test Code: NPC

LIS Test Code: NOSC

CPT Code(s): 87070; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Methodology: Culture

Clinical Information:

Culture for Staphylococcus aureus only

Days Performed: Daily.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Nasal swab

Collection Container: CultureSwab®

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory.


Negative for Staphylococcus aureus

Interpretation Type: Expected Results