Days Set Up
Daily, 24hrs
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Catheter tip cultures are reported negative after 3 days.

MiChart Code
Catheter Tip, Aerobic Culture
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Aerobic Culture, Intravenous Catheter Tip
Catheter Tip, Routine Culture
Culture, Catheter Tip
Aerobic Culture, Shunt Tip
Aerobic Culture, Ventriculostomy Shunt Tip
Aerboic Culture, Epidural Shunt Tip

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic organisms.

Reference Range

No growth

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
1 item
Minimum Volume
1 item

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.