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Bacterial Culture, Non-sterile Site (excluding superficial skin) with Gram stain

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P082
Test group Bacterial culture
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Method Aerobic and anaerobic culture
Gram stain
Container type
Fluid Sterile tube or container
Swab Amies transport medium with charcoal
Sample type Aspirate, unfixed tissue from normally non-sterile sites (e.g. skin biopsy, sinus), swab, drainage (e.g. bile, JP)
UCSF Rejection Criteria Swabs not received in transport medium.
Processing notes Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Normal range
Stability Room temperature 12 hours
Turn around times Up to 4 days
Reflex? If bacteria are detected that are not normal mixed flora they are automatically identified and susceptibility testing is performed. Full ID and/or susceptibility testing may be omitted upon request when sample is submitted for testing.
Additional information Includes aerobic and anaerobic cultures and Gram stain.
CPT coding 87205, 87070, 87075
Last Updated 8/7/2014 9:51:04 AM
Entry Number 1564
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