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Routine Aerobic Culture

SIM

40825 

CPT

87070; 87205 

Synonyms

Routine Culture, Aerobic Culture 

Specimen Type

Miscellaneous- wounds, catheter tips, eyes, ears, etc. 

Container

BD Culture Swab Plus Transport Swabs,  Sterile specimen container

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

 

Additional Information

 

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Do not Refrigerate

Transport Requirements

Transport immediately at Room Temp

Specimen Stability

< 24hrs 

Rejection Criteria

Exceeded stability
Improperly labeled or identified specimens

Reference Range

No growth. Normal flora

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Identification of potential pathogens. Susceptibility performed as appropriate.  Gram stain performed   

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

2/6/2017

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