RESPIRATORY CULTURE and Gram Stain

Synonyms:

SOURCES: Sputum Sputum, Induced Bronch Wash Trachial Aspirate Bronchial Brush Bronc

LIS Mnemonic: RESCUL
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Sterile Container
Transport: Transport immediately at room temperature. If transport is >2 hrs, Refrigerate specimen after collection and transport on ice.
CPT-4: MULTI
Comments: Methodology: Gram Stain & Culture with reflex to identification & susceptibility testing. Specify source. * Refer to "Specimen Collection and Transport", Specimen Collection Requirements/Notes, Microbiology section for details.

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.