Wound Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: WOUND MIC2

Specimen Type: Wound lesion or Abscess swab, material aspirated from wound site

Tube Type: Eswab

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen received on dry swabs. Specimen received in nonsterile container.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: All wound cultures include a gram stain. Collect an Eswab of wound/aspirate or 2.0 mL of material from wound site.

Requisition must state specific site where specimen was taken along with any important information regarding patient diagnosis e.g. animal bite).

If provider's orders are to culture for a specific organism, include this information on requisition.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Abscess Culture; Lesion Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Anaerobic (Bacterial Culture)
Wound Aerobic (Bacterial Culture)

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