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Hardware or device cultures

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3284

 

Synonyms: 

Screws Ventricular Catheter tip culture Peritoneal Catheter tip culture Hardware Sutures Neurosurgical valves Intrauterine Device

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

2-5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: Collect Sterile Container
To order Prosthetic Joint Sonication Culture use LAB6506
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

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

Hardware or Device Culture [LRR15125]

CPT Code(s): 

87070

Last Changed: 

01/09/2017 17:43:15

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 5:50:05 PM