Aerobic Culture : 1000043

Test Code
AERC or 1000043

CPT Codes
87070, 87205

Includes Gram Stain.

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: ACT I, sterile screw capped container, or aerobic/anaerobic swab transport system.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
3 days

Reference Range
No growth

Clinical Significance
aPTT testing may be affected by a number of commonly administered drugs. Decrease in time of aPTT determination in conjugated estrogen therapy in males and oral contraceptive administration in females has been reported. Increase in the aPTT has been seen in diphenylhydantoin, heparin, warfarin, naloxone, and radiographic agent administration. Therapeutic doses of hirudin or other direct thrombin inhibitors may prolong clotting times. The condition of the specimen (e.g., hemolyzed, lipemic, parenteral feeding, etc.) may affect results.

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.