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Culture- Bacterial, Water or Fluid for Colony Count


Name Method Department Units
Culture, Water-Fl for Col Ct Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Water, Fluids

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 50 mL

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame


Results reported quantitatively; not for sterility.

CPT Code

  • 87070