Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE, FOREIGN BODY, AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2133         Geisinger Epic ID: 47514

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Foreign body, cornreal rim, pacemakers, ports
NOTE: For sonication request or implanted hardware, order Culture, Hardware Sonicate, Aerobic and Anaerobic
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Other sterile container
Specimen required:
As submitted.
Special notes:
For pacemakers and ports, submit internal part(s) only. 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:
Sterile container, any type: < 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, 87075
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, identification and semi-quantitation of aerobic and anaerobic organisms. Semi-quantitation of normal flora, if appropriate. Antibiotic susceptibility testing and bacterial identification performed as appropriate. Additional charges may apply. An additional fee for specimen concentration will be applied.

Gram stains are not performed on this specimen type.

Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
Aerobic, anaerobic, culture, corneal, implant, ANAR
FBODC
Clinical significance:
Significance is determined by relating the growth of a particular microorganism to a specific body site/disease.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 12/28/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

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