60850:NASAL CULTURE

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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.