CULTURE ROUTINE AEROBIC

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: RTAE
UPHSM LIS Test #: 6959
Schedule: Daily
Testing Time: 3 days
Testing Lab: UP Health System-Marquette

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1 ml minimum
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Fluids
Collection Info:
Place fluid in sterile screw capped container and/or Cary Blair PRAS gel tube.
Volume:
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Tissue & Biopsy
Collection Info:
Place tissue or biopsy in sterile screw capped container. NOTE: If quantitative tissue culture is required for determination of
suitability of grafting, this must be requested in special instruction area of microbiology request form.
Volume:
Temperature: Refrigerated
Tube Type: Aspirates, washes
Collection Info:
Place specimen in sterile screw capped container.
Volume:
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Swabs, or Bronch brushes
Collection Info:
Place swabs in "Culturette".  Send Bronch brushes in brush wrapper secured with tape.
Volume:
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Genital swabs
Collection Info:
Do Not Refrigerate Genital Swabs.

Methods

Conventional culture

CPT Codes

87070 culture
87205 primary stain-gram stain

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

Additional CPT's may be necessary and are charged separately (if needed): 87185, 87186, 87187, 87077