Colony Count (RD52, RD62)

Specimen Water or Dialysate
Container Type Tall Yellow Top Tube

Stability 1 day
Turnaround Time 2 days
Methodology Heterotrophic Plate Count by Spread Plate using TSA agar incubated for 48 hours at  35-37 °C
Reference Range <2 – 49 CFU/mL
Action Level >= 50 CFU/mL
Maximum Allowable Level 200 CFU/mL
Transport Temp Refrigerate 2°-8°C
Instructions For NY clinics, order specific NY Colony Count, (RD52, RD62)

Holding time disclaimer applies for NY samples received past 24 hours from collection time.

Refer to Environmental Testing section of this manual

CPT Code N/A