ABSCESS CULTURE AND GRAM STAIN

Code
000.0410
Name
ABSCESS CULTURE AND GRAM STAIN
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
ABSCESS CULTURE
CPT Codes
87070, 87205
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

C ABSC

Specimen Information

Type

Abscess material, sterile container

Volume

Transport Info

Room Temperature

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Submit fluid, deep aspirate or tissue sample. Avoid contamination with normal flora from surrounding body surfaces. ***Do not submit syringes with needles attached***

Reference Range

No growth

Methodology

Agar Plate Inoculation and Incubation

Clinical Significance

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