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Culture, Indwelling Device

Components

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

Specimen Requirements

Indwelling device

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

  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Test is for culture of indwelling devices other than IV catheter tip (order TIPC) and shunt hardware (order SHNC)

CPT Code

  • 87070