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nocardia/rhodococcus screen culture
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: (NOCARD)
Specimen Collection: Submit fluid, tissue or BAL in a sterile container. Bronchial brush in 1.0 mL of thioglycollate broth. 
Minimum Volume: 5 mL fluid, approx. 1 cm section of tissue or a biopsy specimen 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport specimen at room temperature. 
Reference Values: No Nocardia isolated/ No Rhodococcus isolated.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 3 weeks (21 days) 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87081 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/25/2014
Time: 01:06:45 (24hr)