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, 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
  
Stability
Sterile Container: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable Eswab: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on significant isolates.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Anaerobe Culture is NOT included with this order. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. If anaerobe culture is needed, please order Anaerobe culture (ARUP test code 0060143) and use anaerobic collection device for transportation.
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060132Culture, Wound632-0
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Aliases
  • Abscess Culture
  • Aerobic Bacteria Culture
  • Aerobic Culture
  • Bacteria, Aerobic, Culture
  • Culture, Wound