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8015PFluid/Exudate Culture (Includes Gram Stain)
Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
All body fluids
Fluid- 24 Hours Refrigerated; Culture swab- 48 Hours Room Temperature
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Specimen Requirements
0.50ul Required
Specimen Type:All body fluids
Gram stain , Microscopy bacterial culture, aerobic which includes routine isolation and identification procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility testing is performed when appropriate.
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.