Tissue, Quantitative Culture


Sunquest Code:QTSC  
Epic Code:LAB3236Epic Name:Quantitative Tissue Culture
Methodology:Quantitative culture
CPT Code:87071, 87077
Test Includes:Quantitative culture with identification of aerobic flora.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 6 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue
Optimal Volume:0.5 gram (about 2 x 1 x .5 cm) or larger
Causes for Rejection:Swab submitted.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Isolate and quantify (colonies per gram) organisms present in skin or tissue of burn patients. Presence of pathogens, particularly when in high numbers, can adversely affect the "take" of skin grafts.


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