Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Quantify organisms to screen for organism overgrowth.

Reference Range *

No growth

Test Details
Days Set Up
Test available by special request only; contact MLabs at least 24 hours in advance of specimen collection. Test set up Daily, 7 am - 3 pm.
Analytic Time

Quantitative results are reported in 48 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 48 hours.

Soft Order Code
TQNT
MiChart Code
Duodenal Aspirate, Culture
Synonyms
  • Culture, Duodenal Fluid, Quantitation
  • Duodenal Quantitation, Routine Culture
  • TQNT
  • QUANTITATIVE AEROBIC CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Notify MLabs Client Services Center prior to specimen collection. Aseptically prepare aspiration site before collection. Layer fluid on top of solid media in anaerobic transport; DO NOT PUSH DOWN INTO MEDIUM.

Rejection Criteria
Specimen not in anaerobic transport.
Offsite: Specimen >4 hrs old.
Onsite: Specimen >1 hr old.
Normal Volume
1 - 2 mL duodenal aspirate fluid
Minimum Volume
1 - 2 mL duodenal aspirate fluid
Storage Temperature
Ambient: Offsite-Up to 4 hrs; Onsite: Up to 1 hr
Refrigerated: No
Frozen: No
Additional Information

Test is used to monitor overgrowth of microorganisms in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Test includes quantitative culture. Quantitative culture results are reported within the range of 100 - 1,000,000,000 organisms per mL of fluid.

Billing
CPT Code
87071
Fee Code
20259