Hardware culture, stain-12424

Test info

  
Hardware culture, stain
  
12424
  
LAB12424
  
HDWS
  

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.

  

Infection Control and/or laboratory approval may be required for unusual specimens

Specimen

  
Hardware:
Contact lenses, prosthetic devices, artificial joints removed during surgery, implants, and other patient-related artificial devices
  

Collect aseptically

  

Sterile container

  

Keep specimen moist with sterile saline if there will be a greater than 2 hour delay in transport

  

Ambient - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary - 1 day
Final - 5 days
  

Culture

Clinical and Interpretive info

Billing

  
87070
87205
Additional CPT codes (if appropriate): 87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID

This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory

Tracking

  
03/05/2014
  
09/25/2019
  
12/01/2021