Culture Nose (Nasal culture,Nose Culture)

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Gel, non-gel or mini-tip swabs acceptable

Testing Frequency: Daily.

Transport Container
XGE Swab (Gel)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hours room temp

Routine culture

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.