Bone Culture and Gram Stain
0060103
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC BONE
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-7 days
Preliminary: Negative at 1 day; Final: Negative at 7 days
Positive cultures are called as soon as detected.  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Bone.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer bone to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060103Culture, Bone602-3
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Aliases
  • Culture, Bone