New Laboratory Tests and Services

New Microbiology Culture Test Codes

As of February 19, 2019, the following microbiology culture test code will be changing. The major changes are:

  1. Routine and anaerobic cultures will be repalced by specimen-specific cultures.
  2. Respiratory cultures will be subcategorized into upper and lower respiratory cultures. BALS, mini-BALs, bronch wash, and cystic fiborosis cultues will remain the same.
  3. Cultures listed below and identified with an asterisik will automatically include a Gram stain. A separate stain request need not be placed.
  4. See the Special Edition of 10x Essentials for additional information. New Microbiology Culture Codes

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-695-6491 or refer to our test catalog for additional information.

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