Culture, Wound

Message
For Specimen Integrity during Extreme Weather see the “Lockbox Usage in Extreme Weather” document at the top of this page.

If anaerobic culture is desired refer to Culture, Anaerobic (CULANA) for requirements.


Test Code
CULWND


Alias/See Also
4446;
Wound Culture;
Superficial Wound Culture;
Wound Culture-Anerobic Swab only;


CPT Codes
87070*** When a culture is positive there will be a reflex for each identification and susceptibility performed

Preferred Specimen
Culture swab or sterile, leak proof container.


Transport Container
Culture Swab (teal green cap), Sterile Container


Transport Temperature
Room Temperature


Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 1 day
Refrigerated = 2 days
Frozen = unacceptable


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Frozen specimen


Methodology
Culture

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday
MB


Report Available
4 days


Clinical Significance
The significance of any isolate(s), in pure or mixed culture, must be assessed with respect to the source cultured, the organism's pathogenic potential, the possibility of colonization versus infection, and the number of other organisms recovered from the same culture


Performing Laboratory
Compunet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439


Last Updated: December 7, 2021


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.