Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. The health care provider will be notified of positive deep tissue or bone cultures. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days.

Soft Order Code
DTIS/DTISG

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Tissue Culture, Aerobic
Biopsy, Aerobic Culture
Bone, Aerobic Culture
Culture, Tissue, Aerobic
DTIS
DTISG
Surgical Specimen, Aerobic Culture
Aerobic Culture, Tissue
Biopsy, Aerobic Culture
Bone, Aerobic Culture
Culture, Tissue, Aerobic
DTIS
DTISG
Surgical Specimen, Aerobic Culture
DEEP TISSUE CULTURE
DEEP TISSUE CULTURE

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify infecting organisms

Reference Range

No growth

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Patient prep: Cleanse area with soap solution. Remove soap with 70% ethanol. Apply 1% tincture of iodine. Iodine must remain on skin 2 - 4 minutes for maximum effectiveness. Remove with 70% alcohol. If patient is allergic to iodine, alcohol alone can be used. DO NOT touch prepared skin during collection of specimen. Specimen type: Surgical tissue, bone, biopsy material. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory should be separated from the portion submitted to the Pathology Department by the surgeon utilizing sterile technique. Non-Grindable specimens such as bones; the portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology laboratory should be separated by the surgeon into separate containers for each test code ordered.

Collection Offsite

Collect surgical tissue, bone, or biopsy material. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted for this test should be separated from the portion submitted for other testing. Non-Grindable specimens such as bones; the portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology laboratory should be separated by the surgeon into separate containers for each test code ordered. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. Collection: Cleanse area with soap solution. Remove soap with 70% ethanol. Apply 1% tincture of iodine. Iodine must remain on skin 2-4 minutes for maximum effectiveness. Remove with 70% alcohol. If patient is allergic to iodine, alcohol alone can be used. DO NOT touch prepared skin during collection of specimen.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
0.5 mL - 2.0 mL or piece of tissue, as much as possible.
Non-Grindable specimens such as bones; the portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology laboratory should be separated by the surgeon into separate containers for each test code ordered.
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL or small piece of tissue

Billing Information

CPT Code
87070 Culture, 87205 Smear
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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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.