Foreign Body Culture, Routine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: C AER; C AERGS
POE DESCRIPTION: CU AEROBIC W GRAM STAIN; C AERGS
CPT CODE: 87071; 87205
CDM NUMBER: 3421003; 3421033
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes isolation and identification of microorganisms; susceptibility testing, if appropriate. A direct Gram stain is performed ONLY if requested.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Gram stain: 2 hours after receipt of the specimen in the laboratory. Preliminary culture reports are available after 24 hours. Cultures with no growth are reported after 72 hours. Cultures with growth require a minimum of 3-4 days for completion.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sealed sterile container
COLLECTION: Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin, rectum, vaginal tract, or other body surfaces.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: IUD, valve, tubing
REJECTION CRITERIA: Insufficient specimen volume, inappropriate specimen container. Foley catheter tips are unacceptable for culture.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, leave at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No growth
METHODOLOGY: Conventional culture
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Susceptibilities are NOT routinely performed for coagulase-negative staphylococci, Micrococcus species, alpha-Streptococcus species, and Corynebacterium species