Culture, Routine

Specimen Swab from the affected area such as abscess, AVF/graft access site or wound. This culture is not for urine, blood or stool.
Container Type Culture Swab

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. Specify source on specimen. Additional charge for each identification and susceptibility.
CPT Code 87070 87077 87186