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Test Code SORC BACTERIAL CULTURE, SOLID OBJECT

Important Note

Samples must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
 

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

SORC LAB2518 N/A

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Stability

Sterile Container

Varies

Refrigerate

24 hours

Intravascular catheter tips (A-line, groshong, etc)
Distal 5 cm should be aseptically removed and submitted in a urine container. Explanted hardware is acceptable, but infected tissue surrounding foreign material is preferred. Foley catheter tips are not suitable for culture.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / Catheter tips 48 hours, orthopedic hardware, etc. 5 days / Not available STAT

Method

Culture

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Bacterial Culture, Solid Object                               87070

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Reference Range

Negative: No growth. Less than 15 colonies on the blood agar plate suggest that the bacteria are not causing catheter related sepsis. Isolates are identified by gram morphology only. Final results are available in 2 days.
Positive: More than 15 colonies on the blood agar plate correlates best with catheter-associated sepsis. Results are usually available in 2 days. (Three or more organisms may be reported as “Mixed organisms”).

Section

Microbiology-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

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

Yes

Order Code LOINC

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
SORC Bacterial Culture, Solid Object 6463-4

 

Result Code LOINC(s)

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