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Deep wound culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB2880

 

Synonyms: 

Abscess culture Aspirate culture Decubitus culture Drain culture Cyst culture Bone Marrow culture Sinus contents culture Reproductive culture Ulcer culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure. Includes gram stain, aerobic and anaerobic culture

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Sterile Container or Culturette Swab or Eswab
Source of specimen is required
Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection when possible
Unacceptable conditions: Tissue specimen MUST be ordered as Tissue culture (LAB6298); do NOT use Order Comment to request additional tests such as fungal or AFB.

 

Notes: 

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

Reference Interval: 

No Growth

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

Deep Wound Culture [LRR11292]

CPT Code(s): 

87071, 87073, 87205

Last Changed: 

01/09/2017 16:03:52

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 4:41:43 PM