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Catheter tip culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB2745

 

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: No minimum volume indicated. Collect Sterile container
Type of catheter should be indicated
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

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

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

CPT Code(s): 

87070

Last Changed: 

08/17/2011 10:52:07

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 3:10:12 PM