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Prosthetic joint culture (sonication)

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB6506

 

Synonyms: 

Sonication Culture

Methodology: 

Quantitative Culture with Gram Stain

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

4 days for aerobic culture/ 14 days for anaerobic culture

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Culture in a Sonication Container. (Containers are available in the SRC and YSC OR locations where revisions are performed)
Requires special sterile container
Transport: Sample should be delivered to Microbiology within 2 hours of collection.
Unacceptable conditions: Fungus and Mycobacteria culture are NOT performed on these samples

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility performed on positive culture if appropriate

Sonication procedure approved for knee, hip and shoulder prosthetic joints only

Reference Interval: 

No Growth after 14 days incubation

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Prosthetic Joint Culture (Sonication) [LRR15810]

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

CPT Code(s): 

87070,87015,87205,87075

Last Changed: 

12/10/2016 11:46:04

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 10:29:03 AM