ABSCESS CULTURE W/GRAM ST
Name: ABSCESS CULTURE W/GRAM ST
Container: Aspirate or purulent material in sterile, capped syringe; sterile tube, anaerobe transport media, or culturette swab.
Handling: Set up daily. Gram stain included. TAT: Routine culture , 2 days.
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
Required Information: Sensitivity ordered?
Reported: Preliminary 1 day; final negative at 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) Anaerobe culture, 5 days (if ordered)
CPT: 87070, 87025
Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Note: Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates.