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Test Code NCSM NOCARDIA CULTURE AND SMEAR

Additional Codes

Primary ID Epic Code Mayo Access ID
NCSM LAB3291 FAH5551

 

Specimen Information

Container Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol Minimum Vol Stability
Sterile Container Sputum

Refrigerate

5 mL 5 mL 1 mL 48 hours
Sterile Container Respiratory Fluids

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A 48 hours
Sterile Container Tissue/Bone

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A 48 hours
Sterile Container Other Fluids

Refrigerate

N/A N/A N/A 48 hours

 

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / Smear 1 day, Culture 14 days / Not Available STAT

Method

Culture & Smear

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
 Nocardia Culture                                                  87081
Smear for Nocardia 87206

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Reference Range

No aerobic actinomycetes isolated

Section

Microbiology-2

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
SDES Specimen Description 31208-2
FUNSM Fungus Smear 21003-9
CULT Result 41852-5
RPT Report Status N/A