89160:VIRUS ISOLATION

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89160:VIRUS ISOLATION
Alias Names: Viral Culture
Methodology: Culture, Shell Vial Process
Edit Date: 3/5/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 14-17 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87252-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Sterile Dacron swab collected and put into M4 or M4RT transport media. Refrigerate. STOOL SPECIMENS: Walnut size portion of stool in a clean dry bottle. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (CSF): In a sterile tube tightly sealed. Do not dilute with media. LESION SWABS: Swab from lesion in 2-3 mL of MicroTest (M4) media. TISSUE: From affected organs in sterile screw cap container. Put in MicroTest (M4) media to keep from drying out. URINE: 5 mL urine in a sterile urine container. Do not dilute with medium. SPUTUM, BRONCH WASH, and OTHER MISCELLANEOUS SPECIMENS: If not assayed within 24 hours, put in viral medium at a 1:2 mixture (1 part medium to 2 parts specimen). Also acceptable: M4 transport media. Indicate source on requisition.
Handling: Keep refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 1 mL CSF; see Collection instructions for all other specimens.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL CSF; see Collection instructions for all other specimens.
Transport: Refrigerated.

See patient report.