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60850:NASAL CULTURE
Alias Names:Nose Culture
Methodology:Culture
Edit Date:6/1/2007
Performed:Daily
Released:Preliminary at 24 hours. Final at 48-72 hours.
CPT Code:87070
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Nasal specimen using Routine Culture transport swab.
Stability:24 hours ambient. Unstable frozen.
Transport:Ambient.
Comments:Potential pathogens will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for these tests. See also: Nasal Culture & Gram Stain (60852).
Rejection Criteria:Delayed transport; frozen specimen; swab not in transport media.