Environment Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: ENVIR MIC2

Specimen Type: Equipment swab, Formula, Water, Autoclave strips

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 5.0 mL fluid (minimum 1.0 mL or swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen collected in nonsterile container

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Use Eswab to culture equipment. For fluid samples such as formula or dialysis water, please send at least 1.0 mL for testing. Deliver to laboratory as soon as possible.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

CPT Code: 87084

Synonyms: Autoclave Culture; Respiratory Care Culture

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