Jun 28, 2017




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Culture, Nocardia

Culture, Nocardia (HCNCULT) Microbiology Lab Test

Name: Culture, Nocardia

Test Name: Culture, Nocardia

Health Link Test Code: HCNCULT

LIS Test Code: NCULT

CPT Code(s): 87081; Additional CPT codes may be added for processing, identification, and susceptibility testing.

Methodology: Culture

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: Preliminary report: 1 week. Final report: 1 - 3 weeks.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Sputum, respiratory specimens, tissue, abscess drainage, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection. 

Unacceptable Criteria:

Swabs are not acceptable.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results