60420:CATHETER TIP CULTURE

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60420:CATHETER TIP CULTURE
Methodology: Quantitative Culture
Edit Date: 7/28/2009
Performed: Daily
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.