Wound Culture and Gram Stain
0060132
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC W
Methodology
Stain/Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 3 days
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: Negative at 3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Aspirate or purulent material. OR swab.  
Specimen Preparation
Aspirate fluid: Transfer to a sterile container.
Purulent Material:
Transfer to a sterile tube or anaerobe transport media.
Swab:
Place in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-
2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Syringes with needle attached. Dry swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.   
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on significant isolates.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Anaerobe Culture (ARUP test code 0060143) will be performed on properly collected and transported specimens.
Anaerobe culture, Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060132Culture, Wound
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Aliases
  • Abscess Culture
  • Aerobic Bacteria Culture
  • Aerobic Culture
  • Bacteria Aerobic Culture (CSF)
  • Bacteria, Aerobic, Culture
  • Culture, Wound