Small Bowel Quantitative Culture : 1000844

Test Code
SBQC or 1000844

CPT Codes
87071

Instructions
Collect sample endoscopically, sampling only fluid material.

Transport Container
Acceptable containers for fluid aspirate of small bowel include aerobic/anaerobic transport system and anaerobic transport system. Call laboratory to confirm other containers.

Transport Temperature
Ambient.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Methodology
Quantitation without identification of aerobes and anaerobes

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
5 days

Reference Range
<100,000 organisms/mL

Note: A total colony count of less than 100,000 organisms per ml in a duodenal-fluid specimen is considered a normal result. A total colony count of greater than or equal to 100,000 organisms per ml may indicate that overgrowth of bacteria has occurred in the small bowel.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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