Water culture

Alphabetical Test listing

Water culture-6530

  
Water culture
  
6530
  
87071.2
  
WAT
  
Reagent water culture
Instrument feed water culture
  
Water (non-dialysis); Instrument feed water, deionized water, reagent water, water system, tap or equipment water
  

Sterile container

  

 

  

Prompt refrigeration is critical in maintaining accurate colony counts.

 

  

Sterile container

  

Refrigerated - 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
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
5 days
  

Quantitative culture

  

IFU water: < 1,000 CFU/mL

Reagent water (CLRW): < 10 CFU/mL

  
87071

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID
  
05/15/2013
  
09/25/2019
  
02/25/2020