Quantitative Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: QUANT MIC2

Specimen Type: Tissue

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 2.0 grams (minimum 0.5 grams)

Cause for rejection: Specimen collected in nonsterile container. Specimen to which formalin has been added cannot be used for culture.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily (0800-1600)

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Efforts should be made to collect the specimen early in the day since it must be processed by microbiology personnel before 1600. Requisition must state site from which the specimen was taken along with the time the specimen was collected.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87071

Synonyms: Quant Burn Culture; Quantitative Skin Culture

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