Gram stain and susceptibility if generally applicable
Specimen Collection Requirements
Decontaminate site with scrub/prep, use aseptic collection during aspiration.
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.
Frozen specimen, leaking or non-sterile containers
Preliminary Negative: 1 day Final Negative: 5 days
Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic Culture performed on properly collected specimens
Positive stain or culture
Additional charges for identification of organisms (CPT 87077). Susceptibility tests are performed as appropriate. (CPT 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147).
87070, 87075, 87205 (87077, 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147 as needed)
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