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Culture- Bacterial, Burn Site

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, Burn Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Battery Members

Culture, Gram Stain, Bacterial Culture, Burn Site

Specimen Requirements

Miscellaneous specimen

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Culture for monitoring the colonization of burn areas. Includes direct gram stain with sufficient quantity of specimen.

CPT Code

  • 87070
  • 87205