Body Fluid Cult/ Gram Stain

Additional Info:
Test includes culture and gram stain. If indicated, further testing considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.

Methodology: Multiple methodologies

Specimen Requirements:

Body Fluid:
20 mL of body fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Spinal Fluid:
1.0 mL of spinal fluid collected in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Store specimen at room temperature after collection. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

NOTE: CULTURE SITE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING

Analytical Time: Preliminary report: 24, 48, 72 hours

Final report:
Negative: 7 days
Positive: 2-3 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday

CPT Information:
87070 –
culture
87205 – gram stain