Wound Culture WDC

Method(s) Culture/Light Microscopy
Components Gram Stain
Specimen Required
Collect

One or two ESwab culture device(s). Aspirates are always better than a swab specimen. Send a sterile tube or a capped syringe without the needle. Refer to specimen collection doumentation for more detail.

Transport Culture swab at 20 - 25ºC.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010191
CPTCode 87205, 87070
Notes Please indicate the specimen site on both the culture tube and the requisition. For actual tissue, order a Tissue/Bone Culture. For swab specimens collected in the OR, order ORC.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

No Growth.

No Appointment Necessary
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