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8023Routine Aerobic Culture (Third Site)
Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Any source
BBL Culture swab maintains viability for 24-48 hours. For Fastidious bacteria, viable for 24 hours (Ex. Neisseria and Strep. pneumo.)
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Specimen Requirements
Amies or Stuart’s culture swab; or specimen in sterile container
Specimen Type:Any source
Bacterial culture, aerobic, which includes routine isolation and identification procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility testing is performed when appropriate.
Clinical Utility
By plating specimens from patients with clinical symptoms onto selective media, it is possible to identify the etiologic causes of infections.
CPT Codes
87070 If culture is positive, identification and susceptibility (if appropriate) will be performed at an additional charge.