Culture Wound (Deep) (Wound (Deep) Culture,Deep Wound Culture)

Includes Gram stain, aerobic & anaerobic cultures.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Gel-based swab, Non-gel swab UNACCEPTABLE

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
XGE Swab (Gel)

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

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

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.