CULTURE, TISSUE

Mnemonic

C

Synonym

Tissue Culture

Includes

Gram stain, aerobic, anaerobic and susceptibility if indicated.

Guidelines

Use this order for actual pieces of tissue. Do NOT use this test order for swab specimns, refer to Culture, Exudate. Order AFB, Fungus or Virus cultures separately.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Tissue

Handling

Place tissue, in sterile container on sterile non-bacteriocidal saline moistened gauze to prevent drying. Must specify specimen source on order or requisition. Deliver ASAP to the laboratory.

 

 

Preferred Volume

1.00 gm

Minimum Volume

0.25 gm

Transport

Room Temperature

Rejection Criteria

Frozen or specimen in formalin type preservative, leaking or nonsterile containers

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours. 

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Standard Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacterial Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Service Laboratory

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87070, 87205

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2018 01:04:52 PM