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ABSCESS CULTURE W/GRAM ST

Test Name  ABSCESS CULTURE W/GRAM ST 
Mnemonic  ABS 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87070, 87025 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  Aspirate or purulent material in sterile, capped syringe; sterile tube, anaerobe transport media, or culturette swab. 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture , 2 days.  
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability  Ambient: 24 hours 
Reject Criteria  Unacceptable conditions: Nonsterile or leaking containers, dry materials, dry swabs, and syringes with needle attached 
Component  GRAM STAIN ABSCESS CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final negative at 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) Anaerobe culture, 5 days (if ordered) 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates. 
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