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Test ID GEN Bacterial Culture, Aerobic

Useful For

Detecting bacteria responsible for infections of sterile body fluids, tissues, or wounds

Method Name

Conventional Culture Technique

Reporting Name

Bacterial Culture, Aerobic

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


Specimen must be received in laboratory within 24 hours of collection.



Necessary Information


Specimen source is required: include the specific anatomic source. Indicate whether it is a "surface" or "deep/surgical" specimen. Do not label only as "wound."



Specimen Required


Preferred:

Specimen Type: Closed abscess

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Aspirate the abscess contents with a syringe.

 

Acceptable:

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Specimen Type: Open abscess, swab, tissue, or fluid

Sources: Abscess, aspirate, lesion, or wound

Container/Tube: Sterile container or culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium) (T092)

Collection Instructions: For most open lesions and abscesses, remove superficial flora by decontaminating skin before collecting a specimen from advancing margin or base.

Additional Information:

1. If submitting a specimen from a source contaminated with usual flora, send at refrigerated temperature.

2. Refrigerated specimens are not suitable for isolation of Neisseria species.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred) 24 hours
  Refrigerated  24 hours

Reference Values

No growth or usual flora

Identification of probable pathogens

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87070-Bacterial, Culture, Aerobic

87077-Identification commercial kit (if appropriate)

87077-Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)

87077-Bacteria identification (if appropriate)

87077-Additional identification procedure (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Staphylococcus (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Streptococcus (if appropriate)

87147 x 3-Serologic agglut method 1 ident (if appropriate)

87147-Serologic agglut method 2 ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 4-Serologic agglut method 3 ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 2-6 - Serologic Agglut Method 4 Ident (if appropriate)

87153-Aerobe ident by sequencing (if appropriate)

87176-Tissue processing (if appropriate)

87185-Beta lactamase (if appropriate)

87185-Carbapenemase detection, Carba NP test (if appropriate)

87798 x 2-KPC and NDM PCR (if appropriate)

87798-Identification by PCR (if appropriate)

87150-Gram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCR (if appropriate)

87798 x 2-OXA-48 and VIM PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GEN Bacterial Culture, Aerobic 634-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
GEN Bacterial Culture, Aerobic 634-6

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
COMM Identification Commercial Kit No, (Bill Only) No
RMALD Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec No, (Bill Only) No
GID Bacteria Identification No, (Bill Only) No
ISAE Aerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
REFID Additional Identification Procedure No, (Bill Only) No
SALS Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
EC Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
SHIG Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
STAP Identification Staphylococcus No, (Bill Only) No
STRP Identification Streptococcus No, (Bill Only) No
TISSR Tissue Processing No, (Bill Only) No
BLA Beta Lactamase No, (Bill Only) No
CARNP Carbapenemase-Carba NP Test Yes, External; No Internal (CARNB Bill Only) No
KPNRP KPC and NDM PCR Yes, External; No Internal (KPND1 Bill Only) No
SIDC Ident Serologic Agglut Method 4 No, (Bill Only) No
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No
GNRG Gram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCR No No
OXVRP OXA-48 and VIM PCR Yes, External; No Internal (OXVM1 Bill only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).