Cystoscopy, Culture, Routine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: C SURINE
POE DESCRIPTION: CU CYSTOSCOPIC C&S CU URINE (INVASIVE); CU URINE C&S (INVASIVE)
CPT CODE: 87086
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes isolation and identification of microorganisms; quantitation of microorganisms; susceptibility testing, when appropriate.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Preliminary culture reports are available after 24-48 hours. Cultures with no growth will be finalized after 48 hours. Complete reports of cultures from which pathogens are isolated may take 2-3 days after receipt of the culture depending upon the nature of the microorganisms detected.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Sealed, sterile urine container or boric acid transport tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Surgically obtained urine from the bladder, left kidney, right kidney; suprapubic aspirate
REJECTION CRITERIA: Inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No growth
METHODOLOGY: Conventional culture
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Two dilutions of the specimen are cultured so as to detect a quantity of microorganisms as low as 100 CFU/mL.
LAST UPDATED:

5-20-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Suprapubic Urine Culture