Aerobic Culture, Extended Incubation

CPT: 87073
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Test Details

Test Includes

Susceptibility test (at additional charge) when organisms isolated meet microbiologic criteria for clinical significance.

Use

Isolate and identify potentially pathogenic aerobic organisms for which extended incubation may be required. For additional information on aerobic cultures, see Aerobic Bacterial Culture, General [008649].

Methodology

Bacterial culture

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Pus or other material properly obtained from a body site (abscesses, eyes, tissue, wounds). Do not send syringe with needle.

Volume

Swab or 0.5 mL aseptically aspirated pus or tissue

Container

Sterile screw-cap container; bacterial swab transport; or aerobic blood culture bottle

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Inadequate labeling; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; specimen received in expired transport media; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually >72 hours)

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
180803 Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub 634-6 180803 Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub 634-6
Reflex Table for Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 180804 Result 180805 Result 1 6463-4
Reflex Table for Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 180804 Result 180806 Result 2 6463-4
Reflex Table for Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 180804 Result 180808 Result 3 6463-4
Reflex Table for Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 180804 Result 180809 Result 4 6463-4
Reflex Table for Aerobic Cult, Extended Incub
Order Code Order Name Result Code Result Name UofM Result LOINC
Reflex 1 180804 Result 180811 Antimicrobial Susceptibility 23658-8

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