BONE CULTURE Order: Aerobic Tissue Culture & Gram Stain



LIS Mnemonic: TICUL
Container: Sterile Container
Transport: Transport STAT at room temperature
CPT-4: 87071
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Cover bone with several drops of nonbacteriostatic saline to keep moist.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.