CULTURE, AMNIOTIC FLUID

Mnemonic

C

Synonym

Amniotic fluid culture

Includes

Gram stain and susceptibility if generally applicable

Guidelines

Do not use this test order for vaginally collected swabs, see Culture Genital.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Amniotic Fluid

Handling

Aspirate fluid into sterile tightly sealed container, sterile-capped syringe with needle removed, anaerobic transport tube or blood culture bottles When using blood culture bottles, wipe septum with alcohol before inserting fluid.

Preferred Volume

1.0-20.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimen, leaking or non-sterile containers

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic Culture performed on properly collected specimens

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

Critical Values

Positive stain or culture

CPT Codes

87070, 87075, 87205

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:08 AM