CULTURE, TISSUE (TISC)

Message
Includes gram stain

Test Code
LAB898

Alias/See Also
TISC

CPT Codes
87070, 87075, 87176, 87205

Preferred Specimen
Surgical tissue, biopsy material

Instructions
Transport to lab immediately with completed Microbiology Request Form.

Transport Container
Sterile container without preservative

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen received in formalin



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.