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Culture, Tissue

Mnemonic

C TIS

Synonym

Tissue Culture

Includes

Gram stain, aerobic and anaerobic culture and susceptibility, if generally applicable

Guidelines

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Decontaminate site with scrub/prep. Use aseptic collection.

Collect

Tissue

Handling

Place tissue, avoiding necrotic areas, in anaerobic transport tube or in sterile container on sterile nonbactericidal saline moistened gauze to prevent drying.

View Swab Collection Guide

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; Ambient in transport media: 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Preliminary Negative: 1 day; Final Negative: 5 days

Method

Standard Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacterial Culture

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

Comments

Additional charges for identification of organisms (CPT 87077). Susceptibility tests are performed as appropriate (CPT 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147).

CPT Codes

87070, 87075, 87205 (87077, 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147 as needed)

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 02:28:42 AM


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