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Test Code SCTISS Tissue Culture, LAB898


Culture with Identification by Conventional Methods

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit fresh tissue or tissue in a small amount of saline (no formalin) in a screw-capped, sterile container.
2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

3. Order includes gram stain.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070- Aerobic Culture
87205-Gram stain

87075- Anaerobic culture

Report Available

4-5 Days