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culture, bacterial, drainage fluid with smear
Synonyms: Drainage Fluid Culture 
Computer Code: DRACS
Specimen Collection: JP drain or surgical drain fluid. For "incision and drainage" see wound or aspirate. Do not collect from reservoir. Disinfect collection tubing. Asceptically aspirate fluid from tubing. Submit in sterile, leak proof cup. 
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temperature within 24 hours. 
Reference Values: No growth. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 2 days Pos: 1-4 days 
Stat TAT:  
CPT Code(s): 87070, 87205 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14, 52
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/18/2014
Time: 04:36:34 (24hr)