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Culture, Deep Wound

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Culture, Deep Wound
Synonym(s)

Wound Culture, Deep Wound Culture, Tissue Culture, Surgical Culture, Aerobic Culture, Anaerobic Culture, Anaerobes, Bacterial culture, Non-Sterile Body Fluid Culture

Test ID
CULTDEEPWND
General Information

Identify significant aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from wound specimen

Specimen Type

Wound

Alternate Specimen Type

Clinical Material, Abscess, Pus, Tissue, Bone, Biopsy, Aspirate, Drainage, Exudate, Non-sterile Fluid, Implanted Medical Device

Specimen Requirements

Bacterial Culture Transport Swab w/gel, Amies Transport swab, Eswab, clinical material in a sterile container. Other anaerobic transport systems also accepted.

Stability

Swab specimen:
Ambient 48 hours
Refrigerated 48 hours


Sterile container:
Ambient preferred <24 hours, will accept 48 hours

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unacceptable specimen transport device (including Incyte Swab, specimen in formalin, expired), frozen, improper labeling, prolonged delay in transport

Limitations

If the specimen is not properly collected and immediately put into transport media anaerobic organisms may not be viable for culture.

Methodology

Stain/Culture

Estimated TAT

4-7 days. Positive culture reported as soon as detected.

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

CPT Code(s)

87070
87075
87205

Additional Information

Organism identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from the culture.

Reference Range

No significant pathogens isolated.

Reflex Conditions

 Identification and susceptibility performed on significant isolates.

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

634-6, 635-3