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Quantitative tissue culture (Plastics)

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB271

 

Synonyms: 

Quantitative Count

Methodology: 

Quantitative culture and gram stain procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Sterile Container
Source of specimen is required; biopsy, lymph node or tissue only.
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures

Specimens from plastic surgery; not for routine culture use. Lab should be contacted prior to ordering this test.

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR11291]

Quantitative Tissue Culture (Plastics) [LRR15926]

CPT Code(s): 

87071, 87073, 87176

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 11:48:23

Approved date:

9/1/2017 11:40:20 AM