Culture, Exit Site


Specimen Swab from exit site or catheter tips
Container Type Culture Swab or Sterile Container


Stability 2 days
Turnaround Time 2 days if no pathogen, otherwise dependent upon growth
Methodology Standard Culture
Reference Range No Growth
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Instructions Do not refrigerate.

On catheter tips, must be distal 1.5 to 2 inches of long-term (broviac, hickman) or short-term (PIC) catheters submitted in a sterile container. 

Additional charge for each identification and susceptibility.

CPT Code 87070,  87077,  87186