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Time Sensitive

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UUHSC Testing Only
Ordering Recommendation

Identify bacteria in tissues. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. Refer to Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain (0060143).

Mnemonic
MC TIS
Methodology

Stain/Culture/Identification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 6 days
Positives as soon as detected

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.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

No growth.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures.

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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.  Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070; 87176

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060127 Culture, Tissue 20474-3
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Aliases
  • Culture, Tissue
  • Qualitative Tissue Culture
Tissue Culture and Gram Stain