Foreign Body Culture

Sunquest Code:MISCC  
Epic Code:LAB3612Epic Name:Miscellaneous Culture Aerobic Bacterial
Synonyms:Aerobic Bacterial Culture of Implanted device or Foreign Body (non-catheter tip)
Methodology:Culture, aerobic
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; Preliminary results are reported within 24 hours of receipt. Negative results are reported within 5 days.
Special Instructions:Also order Anaerobic Culture if indicated. Indicate if specific organisms are suspected.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Various, including IUDs, surgical implants, shunts, kidney stones, etc.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Urinary catheters

Processing and Shipping

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


Reference Range:No growth.

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