Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Orthopedic aerobic culture with Gram stain Order Code : ORAERO
Synonyms: Aerobic cultures for Orthopedic specimens
Specimen Type: Any fluid or tissue specimens from Orthopedic
Container Type: Anaerobic transport tube, sterile tube
Required Volume: 1 gram, 1 mL or 5 cubic mm tissue
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 gram, 1 mL or 5 cubic mm tissue
Methodology: Culture, Microscopy
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Special Handling: Specimens should be sent to Lab as soon as possible. Specimens should not be refrigerated if they can't be processed immediately. Keep at room temperature.
CPT Codes: 87070, 87205
Causes For Rejection: Improperly labeled specimen. Improperly completed requisition. Specimen in wrong or leaking container.
Department: Microbiology