Culture, Cerebrospinal Fluid
Gram stain and susceptibility, if generally applicable.
Preferably, submit the third tube collected for culture to reduce skin flora contamination.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Decontaminate site with scrub/prep. Use aseptic collection.
Collect in a sterile, screw-cap container, fluid in blood culture bottle is also acceptable. When using blood culture bottles, wipe septum with alcohol before inserting fluid.
1.0 mL for every test requested
Frozen specimens, leaking or nonsterile containers
Preliminary Negative: 1 day; Final Negative: 5 days
Standard Bacterial Culture
Positive stain or culture
Additional charges for identification of organisms (CPT 87077). Susceptibility tests are performed as appropriate (CPT 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147).
87070, 87205 (87077, 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147 as needed)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 01:08:37 AM
Client Services: 503-413-1234