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Culture, Catheter Tip

Specimen Container
TEST ID LAB224
EPIC Order   Catheter Tip Culture
CPT Code
  87070
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: 2 - 3 inches of tip in Sterile Container;  See Important Comments
Gram stain   NO
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time   4 days if culture is negative
Reference Range   < 15 colonies/plate = Negative
> 15 colonies/plate = Positive
Recovery of multiple isolates (3 or more) indicative of specimen contamination
     
Comments

Deliver within 2 hrs of collection
DO NOT add saline/water to container

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 18, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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