CULTURE,SURGICAL TISSUE

Test Code
CTISS

CPT Codes
87070

Preferred Specimen
TISSUE

Transport Container
STERILE CUP


Transport Temperature
REF - 24 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE, SURGICAL TISSUE


Clinical Significance
This code should be ordered for actual tissue specimens (for example, amputations or debridements). An anaerobic culture (CANA) is usually ordered in conjunction with tissue culture and a Gram stain will be done. A true tissue specimen will requre using a tissue grinder to make a suitable suspension for culturing. The patient will be charged a fee for tissue grinder.

Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Microbiology x3758 or 3759



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.