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Culture- Bacterial, Sinus

Components

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

Battery Members

Culture, Gram Stain

Specimen Requirements

Sinus

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Alternate

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 12 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

Includes Gram stain. If diagnosis is Cystic Fibrosis, do not order; order CFSIN (CPT 87070, 87205, 87081x2) instead.

CPT Code

  • 87070
  • 87205