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Culture- Bacterial, IV Catheter Tip

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, IV Cath Tip Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Catheter tip

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 12 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Culture of IV catheter tip ONLY. Culture performed as semi-quantitative roll technique as published by Maki (NEJM, 1977).

CPT Code

  • 87070