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.
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
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
Swabs are not acceptable.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results