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Culture- Bacterial, Tissue


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

Battery Members

Culture, Homogenization of tissue, Gram Stain.

Specimen Requirements

Tissue (Fresh), Biopsy

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container


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

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame


Direct Gram stain included. Surgically collected tissue or biopsy material is suitable for culture. A small amount of sterile physiologic non-bacteriostatic saline may be added to specimen container to prevent dehydration.

CPT Code

  • 87070
  • 87176
  • 87205