Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic

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Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic-6527

  
Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic
  
6527
  
87071.3
  
QBA
  

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

  

This test is to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and includes organism quantitation ONLY; no identification or susceptibility testing.

  
Small bowel aspirate
  
  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Transport to Microbiology immediately, as delays in processin may falsely elevate quantitation.

Refrigerated - 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
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
2 days
  

Culture

  

Negative aerobic culture:

<1 million colonies/mL, indicates normal colony count

  
Quantitation may change if specimen is not processed promptly. Delay may result in falsely elevated quantitation.
  
87071
Additional CPT codes:
87186 - Sensitivities (if appropriate)
87077 - ID (if appropriate)
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
05/20/2015
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020