Tissue Biopsy Culture

Sunquest Code:TSC  
Epic Code:LAB898Epic Name:Tissue Culture
Order Instructions:When ordering both a culture and a gram stain in Epic, use Epic Code 03046000102 for an inpatient or 04046000102 for an Ambulatory patient.
Synonyms:Tissue Culture
CPT Code:87070, 87077
Test Includes:Culture for aerobes. Anaerobic culture performed on request. Requires anaerobic collection and transportation.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; negative results are reported within 6 days.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Causes for Rejection:Washings or aspirates received.

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  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No growth.

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