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Aerobic Culture and Stain

Order Name C WOUN RTS
Test Number: 6000153
Revision Date 01/04/2023
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Aerobic Culture and Stain
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1mL Tissue or Fluid Sterile Screwtop Container Room Temperature
Alternate 1 1 Swab Swab Copan eSwab - White (Regular size) Room Temperature
Alternate 2 1 Swab Swab Copan eSwab - Green (Mini-tip) Room Temperature
Instructions Fluids and tissues are preferred for optimal recovery of pathogens. If a swab is utilized for collection, clean surface of lesions with alcohol first.
Transport to the lab as soon as possible. Swab specimens should arrive within 2 days of collection. Specimens should be stored and transported at room temperature.
Dry swabs, specimens in non-sterile transport devices, viral media, formalin (or formalin containers), alcohol, or refrigerated and/or frozen specimens are unacceptable. Specimens submitted in EDTA are unacceptable for culture.
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 3 Days  
Clinical Use Aerobic culture for determining bacterial pathogens from wound, tissue and sterile fluid sites. 
Notes Sensitivities done on isolates considered pathogens.
CPT Code(s) 87070, 87205
Lab Section Microbiology