Colony Count (RD52, RD62) w/ID Reflex

Specimen Water
Container Type Tall Yellow Top Tube

Stability 1 day
Report Available 2 days for Colony Count; up to 7 additional days for ID, dependent upon growth
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 Colony Count ≥2 CFU/mL will be automatically reflexed for bacterial identification.

Samples received beyond 24 hours will be processed with a disclaimer.

Refer to Environmental Testing section of this manual.

CPT Code N/A