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Test Code DEEPC Deep Wound Culture

Additional Information

Gram stain included

Reflex Tests

Susceptibility testing only performed on isolates considered clinically significant

Collection Container

E-swab, sterile container, Amies swab, Port-A-Cul, syringe with needle removed

Specimen Required

Fluid, aspirate, drainage, exudate, abscess, pus

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL (lesser volumes maybe processed depending on specimen origin)

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

24 hours refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

Excessive delay in transport

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

2 - 3 days

Reference Ranges

No growth after 48 hours

LOINC Code

43407-6

EMR Interface Order Code

56225