QUANTITATIVE TISSUE CULTURE (088-8136)CPT4 Code: 87071, 87015
Test Order Mnemonic: C QUANT
Test Includes: Numerical Quantitation of bacteria and yeast recovered from biopsy samples.
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Using aseptic technique, collect a biopsy/tissue from the infected area with as little surrounding tissue as possible.
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Insufficient quantity, non-sterile container
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary after 1 day, final after 3-4 days
Special Instructions: Do not add any fluid to the container. Transport immediately. This culture is primarily used in the care of burn patients and is not generally indicated for other types of infected tissue.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 gram
Container: Sterile container
Method: Culture; sample is weighed and calculation of bacterial load are reported
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux