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5771: Routine Miscellaneous Culture w/reflex Susceptibility Print View
Specimen Source      
Gram Stain LM     
Preliminary Culture CULTURE     
Preliminary Culture CULTURE     

PRIMARY
1 Culturette/Swab   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE
  CSF mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Fluid   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s) Any body fluid with the exception of serum/// 
  Sterile Container/Tube   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 

The culture isolates and identifies significant pathogens responsible for various bacterial infections such as meningitis.

1. Source of specimen is required. Specify the exact site where the
specimen was obtained.
2. Acceptable specimens: Deep wounds, abscesses, aspirates, CSF,
body fluids, and tissues.
Unacceptable specimens: Frozen, dry swabs, leaky specimens
3. Ship specimen at ambient temperature within 24 hours of collection.
See "Guidelines for Shipping Infectious Substances."
4. Refer to Appendix B for detailed collection instructions.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
5 days

CPT Code
87205

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
CPT codes: 87205; 87070 1. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing on significant pathogens will be performed at an additional charge. 2. Indicate on the requisition form the specific type of fluid collected especially ventricular shunts from pediatric patients.






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