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CATHETER TIP CULTURE

Test Name  CATHETER TIP CULTURE 
Mnemonic  CTIP 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87070 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE CONTAINER 
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Handling  Specimen: Cath tip Decontaminate skin surface with mild antiseptic, remove catheter and aseptically sever 2-3 cm of tip into sterile container. Submit as soon as possible. Specify type of catheter tip. **Foley catheters are unacceptable for culture** 
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Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Culture 48 hr, sensitivity 3 days 
Note  Foley Cath unacceptable 
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