Culture Urine (Cystoscopic urine culture,Urine culture)

Includes a colony count.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Urine in sterile container or Boric acid (grey top tube)

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
Urine 1 Aliq

Transport Temperature
Unpreserved- refrigerated/ Preserved- Refrig. OR room temp

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: Unpreserved- 24 hrs refrigerated/Preserved-72 hrs 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.