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Medical Device Culture

eD-H Order Code

LAB3025

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Chest Tube 1.0 ML  
Endotrach Tube 1.0 ML  
IUD 1.0 ML  
Pace Wire 1.0 ML  
Pacemaker 1.0 ML  
Prosthesis 1.0 ML  
Shunt 1.0 ML  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Sterile container; 24 hours

Additional Specimen Instructions

Send medical devices for culture in a sterile container.

Cultures are held for a minimum of 4 days.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Microbiology

CPT(s)

87070