Tissue Culture and Gram Stain
0060127
 
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MC TIS
Methodology
Stain/Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 5 days
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: Negative at 5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Tissue or biopsy.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer tissue to a sterile container and place on gauze moistened with sterile non-bacteriostatic saline to prevent drying. Also acceptable: Transfer to anaerobe transport media (ARUP supply #16426). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Formalinized specimens. Dry specimens.  
Remarks
Specimen source required. Anaerobe Culture (ARUP test code 0060143) will be performed on properly collected and transported specimens.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures.
Interpretive Data
Note
Gram stain, anaerobe culture, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070; 87176
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060127Culture, Tissue
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Culture, Tissue
  • Qualitative Tissue Culture