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NOSE CULTURE

Test Name  NOSE CULTURE 
Mnemonic  NOSE 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87070 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  Culturette swab 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Culturette swab with wet sponge Unacceptable conditions: Dry swabs Stability: Ambient: 24 hours Set up daily. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days.  
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Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final at 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates. 
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