CPT Code: 87086|
Specimen Type: Urine
Tube Type/Collection Container: Urine Container
Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen received in unsterile container. Specimen older than 2 hours without refrigeration; Specimens > 24 hours
Storage: Refrigerated or Ambient up to 24 hours if stored in a transport tube containing boric acid.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours
Special Instructions: Specify if urine was obtained by catheter or CCMS
TAT: 48 hours
Additional Info: 2 cultures containing 100,000 CFU/mL of the same organism is 95% confirmatory.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308