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Test Code SCTISS Tissue Culture, LAB898

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit fresh tissue or tissue in a small amount of saline (no formalin) in a screw-capped, sterile container.
2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

3. Order includes gram stain.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Methods

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Culture
87205-Gram stain