60650:EYE CULTURE & GRAM STAIN

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60650:EYE CULTURE & GRAM STAIN
Methodology: Culture / Microscopic Exam
Edit Date: 9/29/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 1 and 2 days. Final at 3-7 days.
CPT Code: 87205 / 87070
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Drainage, fluid or scrapings with a Routine Culture transport swab or in a sterile plastic container.
Stability: 24 hours ambient for all organisms except Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). Specimen for GC stable 6 hours ambient. Specimens unstable frozen.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Media is available from Client Services for direct inoculation, particularly corneal scrapings. Potential pathogens will be identified. Susceptibility testing will be done if appropriate. Additional charges will be added for each these tests.
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; unsterile container; frozen specimen; swab not in transport medium.