Culture, Fluid Effluent & Gram Stain

Specimen Fluid
Container Type 1 Yellow Stopper Top Tube and 1 set of Bactec Culture Bottles

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Stability 2 days
Turnaround Time 5-14 days if no growth, otherwise dependent upon growth
Methodology Standard Culture
Reference Range No Growth
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Instructions Do not refrigerate. Additional charge for each identification and susceptibility.
Analytes Aerobic and Anaerobic culture with isolation and presumptive ID. Includes gram stain on all samples and susceptibilities if indicated
CPT Code 87070 87076 87077 87186 87075 87205