Aerobe Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: AER MIC2

Specimen Type: Ear, eye, skin, cath tip, body fluid, dialysate, tissue

Tube Type: Eswab

Collection Volume: 1 swab or 0.5 mL fluid or 1 gram tissue

Cause for rejection: Specimen collected in nonsterile container. No swab sent in Eswab transport tube.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Requisition or audit trail must specify site (e.g.right eye) of specimen along with important information regarding patient diagnosis (e.g.animal bite). If physician's orders state that the laboratory culture is for a specific organism, include this information on the requisition or audit trail. Deliver to laboratory immediately.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Routine Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Conjunctival (Bacterial culture or Chlamydia viral culture of the eye)
Wound Aerobic (Bacterial Culture)

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