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5640: Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Culture Confirmation Print View
Escherichia coli 0157:H7 Culture CULTURE  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s) See COLLECTIONS INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE

1. Send a freshly isolated pure culture of the organism on
the appropriate media (plate or slant).
2. Wrap Parafilm around the properly labeled tube or plate.
3. Send plates secured in a small box and vials in a metal
mailing container. On the outer container affix a label
"Etiologic Agent/Biomedical Material".
4. Ship the specimen to by overnight courier (following
courier regulations) at ambient temperature.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87147

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.






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