Culture, Vitreous Fluid

This test is to be ordered for both Vitreous Fluid and Vitreous Wash Specimens


Container/Specimen Type

Test ID   LAB5061
EPIC Order   Vitreous/Aqueous Fluid Culture
CPT Code(s)   87075, Plus 87015 for Vitreous Wash specimens
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Syringe with NO NEEDLE, or Sterile Specimen cup. See Comments.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
  Gram Stain: Vitreous Wash: No
  Fungal Direct: Vitreous Wash: No
  Gram Stain:
Vitreous Humor: Yes
  Fungal Direct:
Vitreous Humor: "By Request Only"
Turnaround Time   7 days (if negative)
Comments Deliver within 2 hours of collection. 

Reviewed by jcarr on December 08, 2021

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