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Quantitative Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
QUANT MIC2
Specimen Type:
Tissue
Tube Type:
Specimen container
Collection Volume:
2.0 grams (minimum 0.5 grams)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen collected in nonsterile container. Specimen to which formalin has been added cannot be used for culture.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily (0800-1600)
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
Efforts should be made to collect the specimen early in the day since it must be processed by microbiology personnel before 1600. Requisition must state site from which the specimen was taken along with the time the specimen was collected.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
48 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
87071
Synonyms:
Quant Burn Culture; Quantitative Skin Culture