Test Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes
87070, 87205

Preferred Specimen
Fluid or ear swab

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Transport Container
If fluid, submit in sterile container. If submitting sterile swab, call micro lab for color.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Incorrect transport media; non-sterile container

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.