Semen culture-6529

Test info

  
Semen culture
  
6529
  
87070.3
  
SEM
  
SEMEN CULTUR
  
  • Culture
  • Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant

Specimen

  
Seminal fluid
  
  
  • Collect specimen aseptically
  • Retract the foreskin and cleanse the head of the penis with the towelette used in urine culture collection

 

 

  
  

Other bacterial culture swab

  

Semen may be placed in the transport liquid of the ESwab (no more than half the liquid volume).

  

ESwab mini-tip collection kit (white, green or blue) - No swab

    

  

Sterile container:
Ambient - 24 hours

ESwab or ESwab transport liquid:
Refrigerated - 48 hours
Ambient - 48 hours

Other culture swab:
Ambient - 24 hours

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

Performance

  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: 2 days
  

Culture

Clinical and Interpretive info

Billing

  
87070

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

  
11/30/2001
  
03/15/2021
  
11/30/2021