8015 Fluid/Exudate Culture (Includes Gram Stain)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
All body fluids Fluid- 24 Hours Refrigerated; Culture swab- 48 Hours Room Temperature See Report

Specimen Requirements

0.50ul Required
Specimen Type:All body fluids

Method

Gram stain , Microscopy bacterial culture, aerobic which includes routine isolation and identification procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility testing is performed when appropriate.

Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Instructions/Notes

Indicate source/site

Clinical Utility

By plating normally sterile specimens under proper conditions, etiologic agents of disease may be found within the tissues of the body and in body fluids.

CPT Codes

87070/87205 If culture is positive, identification and susceptibility (if appropriate) will be performed at and additional charge.