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Culture, Tissue/Bone/ Abscess/Surf/Cath Tip, with Gram Stain

Culture, Tissue/Bone/ Abscess/Surf/Cath Tip, with Gram Stain (HCWOUC, HCBONC, WDC, HCWSURFS, HCWTIP, HCABSCS) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Culture, Tissue/Bone/ Abscess/Surf/Cath Tip, with Gram Stain

Test Name: Culture, Tissue/Bone/ Abscess/Surf/Cath Tip, with Gram Stain

Health Link Test Code: HCWOUC, HCBONC, WDC, HCWSURFS, HCWTIP, HCABSCS

LIS Test Code: WOUC, BONC, WSURF, WSURFS, WTIP, ABSCS

CPT Code(s): 87070, 87176, 87015, 87205; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Test Component:

Culture and Gram stain.

Methodology: Culture, Microscopy

Days Performed: Daily.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 day. Final report: Negative culture 5 days; Positive culture 2 days minimum.

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Also Acceptable: CultureSwab®

Collection Instructions:

Avoid swab collection if aspirates or biopsy samples can be obtained.  Swabs are the LEAST appropriate specimen for microbiology analysis, because the organisms isolated may only be colonizing the area and not involved in the infective process.  In contrast, tissues collected during surgery or aspirates obtained through intact skin after proper disinfection are the best types of specimens to obtain for microbiologic culture, and the organisms present can often be assumed to be the cause of infection..

 

Submit tissue, bone, abscess fluid/aspirate, or non-intravascular catheter tip in a sterile screw cap container, or swab of surface wound.

 

A single 1 gram specimen is sufficient for performing fungal and aerobic culture.

 

Stability Ambient:

12 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

For optimal culture results, transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Swab specimens collected during surgery are not acceptable.

Interpretation:

No growth

Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Critical Calls: yes