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Code 2009
Test or Panel Test
Name CULTURE WOUND RFLX
Specimen Type Culture swab with Amies or Liquid Stuart transport media or a sterile leakproof container for aspirates
Preferred Volume N/A
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) N/A
Patient Prep Cleanse skin or mucosal surfaces. For closed wounds, disinfect with antiseptic and alcohol prior to aspiration. For open wounds, debride, if appropriate, and thoroughly rinse with sterile saline prior to collection.
Collection Procedure Sample infected tissue, rather than superficial debris. Avoid swab collection if aspirate or biopsy samples can be obtained. Samples collected by using a syringe and needle should be placed in a sterile container. Do not submit syringe with needle attached. If the volume of aspirate is small, the sample should be transferred to a swab and placed in bacterial transport media to prevent desiccation.
Specimen Processing N/A
Storage and Transport Ambient (room temperature)
Stability Room Temp 1 day ?Refrigerated Unacceptable ?Frozen (-20 ?C) Unacceptable ?Frozen (-70 ?C) Unacceptable
Unacceptable Condition Syringes with needle attached and dry swabs
Alternate Specimens N/A
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 87070, 87075, 87205
Interface Order Code 2009
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Culture
Alias CWD
Synonyms Wound Culture; Abscess; Culture; Aerobic; Anaerobic; Deep Wound; Superficial Wound

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