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14511: Modified Acid Fast Stain for Nocardia and Aerobic Actinomycetes Print View
Specimen Source:      
Modified Acid Fast Stain      

PRIMARY
1 Lower respiratory tract 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
2 CSF 2 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
3 Wound Aspirate 2 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
4 Fresh (unfixed) Tissue 2 (1) g   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  ESwab Amies   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
  Amies w/Charcoal/Swab   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Sterile Container/Tube   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Stuart's Med/NP Swab   Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

The clinical manifestations, severity and prognosis of nocardiosis are extremely variable. In immunocompetent hosts, localized subcutaneous infections are most commonly seen, however invasive disease may also occur.

Culture recommended in addition to stain.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87206

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Microscopic Examination






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