Environmental Culture

Last Modified: 2/1/2022 2:31:33 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

For Swabbing a Surface

Liquid Amies Aerobic Culture Swab 


For Liquid Samples

6.0 mL Fluid in a Sterile Clear Red Top Non Additive Tube


Collection Instructions: Collection site and/or source all must be written on the test requisition

1. Remove cap/swabs from package
2. Swab sample area
3. Return cap/swabs to tube
4. Push cap to bring swab into contact with moistened pledget
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  

See Attest for Autoclave Testing

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXENV
EPIC Test Code: LAB2100
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Environmental
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87070

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