Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic organisms

Reference Range *

No growth

Test Limitations

If specimen is refrigerated, N. gonorrhoeae, H. influenzae and other fastidious organisms may not be isolated, even though they are present in the specimen. If the culture grows 3 or more significant organisms, no further identification or susceptibilities will be done except on: Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin resistant Enterococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanii complex, Group A Beta Streptococcus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours.

Soft Order Code
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MiChart Code
Dialysate Culture with Smear
Synonyms
  • Dialysate, Aerobic Culture
  • Peritoneal Dialysate, Aerobic Culture
  • Peritoneal Dialysate Culture
  • Culture, Peritoneal Dialysate
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  • PERITONEAL DIALYSATE CULT/SMR
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Aseptically collected peritoneal dialysate fluid.

Normal Volume
10.0 mL fluid
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL fluid
Storage Temperature
Ambient: Up to 24 hrs: BACTEC culture transport bottles
Refrigerated: Fluid in sterile container up to 24 hrs
Frozen: No
Additional Information

Test includes culture and Gram stain smear if sufficient specimen is received. Potentially pathogenic organisms will be identified. Test includes susceptibility testing of potentially pathogenic organism(s) at an additional charge unless specifically declined.

Billing
CPT Code
87070 Culture, 87205 Smear
Fee Code
32264
NY State Approved
No