CSF CULTURE AND GRAM STAIN

Synonyms:

SPINAL FLUID CULTURE

LIS Mnemonic: CSFCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: STERILE TUBE # 2
Transport: Transport STAT
CPT-4: 87071 87205
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Submit: Minimun of 2 ml of CSF in Tube #2 or most turbid tube (best for culture).

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.