Sterility culture

Alphabetical Test listing

Sterility culture-6572

  
Sterility culture
  
6572
  
87070.4
  
STE
  

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

  
Donor cornea, donor cornea media, contact lens, contact lens case
  

Sterile container

  

Collect aseptically

 

  

Sterile container

  
Other sterile specimens
  

Ambient

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

Culture

  

No growth

  

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

For prosthetic devices, implants and other patient related artificial devices, order Hardware culture, stain (12424/HDWS).

  
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
  
01/30/2008
  
09/25/2019
  
03/03/2020