Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Specimens received on weekends before noon on Sunday will be processed on Sunday.
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported at 24 hours and quantitative results are reported within 48 hours. Identifications and antibiotic susceptibilities (if requested) may take longer. Negative cultures are reported after 48 hours.

MiChart Code
Deep Tissue Culture, Quantitative, Burn Lab
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Culture, Deep Tissue or Bone Quantitation, Aerobe
Biopsy, Quantitation Culture, Aerobe only
Biopsy Quantitation, Aerobic Culture
Aerobic Bacterial Culture, Deep Tissue or Bone Quantitation
Aerobic Culture, Deep Tissue or Bone Quantitation
Quantitation Deep Tissue or Bone Culture, Aerobic
Surgical Specimen Quantitation, Aerobic Culture
Tissue (Deep), Quantitation Culture, Aerobe only
Bone, Quantitation Culture, Aerobe only

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Isolate, quantitate and identify aerobic 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

Aseptically prepare biopsy site before taking biopsy. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Trauma Burn Laboratory should be separated from the portion submitted to the Pathology Department. Specimen container MUST be labeled with patients full name, and registration number. Complete a Surgery-Critical Care Trauma Burn requisition with patient's full name, requisition number, location, doctor, doctor number, test requested, SPECIMEN SOURCE, collection date and time. Specify current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. For optimum recovery, send directly to Trauma Burn Laboratory within 60 minutes. DO NOT FREEZE. MUST be refrigerated, or put on crushed ice, if not received within 60 minutes of collection. A small gauze moistened with sterile saline may be added to prevent desiccation. Laboratory hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm; specimens procured outside of lab hours should be taken to Specimen Processing for storage and notification of staff.

Collection Offsite

Aseptically prepare biopsy site before taking biopsy. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted for this test should be separated from the portion submitted for other testing. For optimum recovery, send immediately. A small gauze moistened with sterile saline may be added to prevent desiccation. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. May be refrigerated up to 48 hours; do not freeze. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
0.005 - 0.2 gram of involved tissue or 3 - 4 mm punch biopsy
Minimum Volume
0.005 gram of tissue

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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.