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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