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culture, bacterial, inner ear with smear
Synonyms: Ear Culture, Inner 
Computer Code: EARCS
Specimen Collection: Tympanocentesis fluid. Culturette swab of exudate. 
Minimum Volume:  
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 day Pos: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: gram stain only: 1 hour from receipt 
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: 04/24/2014
Time: 01:57:47 (24hr)