Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE, RENAL STONE, AEROBIC

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
RSCA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: RSCA         Geisinger Epic ID: 47500

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Renal stones
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
ESwab
Specimen required:
Renal stones.
Special notes:
Specimens may be submitted in sterile normal saline. Check expiration date on transport device before use. When collecting specimen, take precaution to avoid contamination with normal bacterial flora.
Patient preparation:
Use skin disinfection procedure as appropriate.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Immediately transport all specimens to the laboratory to optimize bacterial recovery. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Eswab: < 72 hours.
Sterile container/tube: < 24 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Improperly collected specimens. Expired transport device. Grossly contaminated specimens. Delay in transport or transport at the wrong temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No growth.
CPT code(s):
87070
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Isolation and identification of aerobic pathogens. Semi-quantitation of normal flora if appropriate. Antibiotic susceptibility testing and bacterial identification performed as appropriate. Additional charges may apply. For specimens submitted in saline, an additional fee for specimen concentration will apply.

Gram stains are not performed on this specimen type.

Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
Aerobic, culture, calculi, nephrolith, ROUT
Clinical significance:
Use to detect the presence of aerobic bacteria from a normally sterile specimen type. The best quality specimen is aseptically collected, avoiding contamination with superficial microorganisms.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 02/19/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Shoemaker
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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