Surgical Wound Culture : 1000881

Test Code
SWNDC or 1000881

CPT Codes
87070, 87205

Includes Gram Stain. Anaerobic culture is appropriate for material from abscesses, but must be ordered as a separate test. The same sample may be used for both cultures.

Collection is based upon the source.
Collect specimen according to your institution's protocol or call client services.

Transport Container
Depending on the source, acceptable containers include: sterile screw capped container, aerobic/anaerobic swab transport system, or anaerobic transport system.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Gram Stain and Aerobic culture

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
3 days

Reference Range
No growth

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.