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. Requisition must state specific site where specimen was taken along with any important information regarding patient diagnosis e.g. animal bite). If doctor orders state the laboratory culture for a specific organism, include this information on requisition.

OC Power Word: LCULTWOUND

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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