Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

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.

Test Limitations

Organisms cannot be quantitated from most specimen sources. If the specimen is refrigerated, reduced recovery of fastidious pathogens is possible.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days. Orthopedic specimens are reported after 15 days.

Soft Order Code
FB
Synonyms
  • Foreign Body Culture, Aerobic
  • Culture, Foreign Body, Aerobic
  • Donor Cornea, Aerobic Culture
  • FB
  • Heart Valve, Aerobic Culture
  • IUD, Aerobic Culture
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter, Aerobic Culture
  • Valve, Aerobic Culture
  • Ventricular Catheter, Aerobic
  • FOREIGN BODY CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Acceptable specimen types: Heart valve, peritoneal dialysis catheter, ventricular catheter. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin. For optimum recovery, send immediately.

Rejection Criteria
Foley catheters are unacceptable specimens.
Normal Volume
1 item
Minimum Volume
1 item
Storage Temperature
Ambient: No
Refrigerated: Up to 12 hours
Frozen: No
Additional Information

Test includes culture of foreign body and identification of aerobic bacteria and yeast. Test includes susceptibility testing of potentially pathogenic organism(s) at an additional charge unless specifically declined.

Billing
CPT Code
87070
Fee Code
32264
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