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Test Code SCWND Wound Culture, LAB503

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit specimen using aerobic CultureSwab.
2. Using a swab collect material from infected site and place swab in transport media.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

4. 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 Method

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Culture

87205-Gram stain