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  • Culture: Actinomyces Screen

Path Screen, Actinomyces


Specimen Type

EPIC Order   Actinomyces Screen
CPT Code(s)   87081
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: Biopsy; Fluid Aspirate; Regular eSwab (Lawson #309762);  See  Comments.
Gram Stain:   Yes
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Reference Range    
Comments Deliver within 2 Hours of collection; Biopsies and Fluid Aspirates are preferred specimens.  Include "sulfur granule" material, if present.  Cultures held for 14 days.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 03, 2019

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.

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