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Methodology:Quantitative Culture
Edit Date:7/28/2009
Released:Preliminary at 24 and 48 hours. Final at 72 hours.
CPT Code:87071
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Intravascular catheter tip in sterile container.
Stability:2 hours ambient or 24 hours refrigerated. Unstable frozen.
Transport:Ambient or refrigerated.
Comments:Potential pathogens will be quantified and identified. An additional charge will be added for each definitive identification.
Rejection Criteria:Unsterile container; catheter tip submitted in fluid (water, saline); delayed transport; frozen specimen; Foley catheter tip.
No growth at 72 hours.