Laboratory Water Culture : 1000618

Test Code
LWC or 1000618

CPT Codes

Collect the water sample is the same fashion as you would otherwise use the water laboratory testing [i.e., do not run the water prior to collection].

Transport Container
Submit 10-15 mL water in a sterile screw capped container or in an Endotoxin-free container (obtained from laboratory).

Collection and assay procedures conform to CLSI standards for testing of laboratory water.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Total colony count without organism identification

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
5 days

Reference Range
<10 CFU/mL

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

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.