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Culture- Bacterial, Milk/Formula

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, Milk-Formula Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Breast milk

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 2 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

Cultured to assess quality of product, as reflected in low bacterial counts, and the absence of pathogens; NOT for sterility.

CPT Code

  • 87071