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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