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culture, bacterial, placenta with smear
Synonyms: Placenta Culture 
Computer Code: PLACS
Specimen Collection: Tissue of fetal and maternal side. Avoid superficial tissue. If Neisseria gonorrhoeae is suspected, see Culture, bacterial, Neisseria gonorrhoeae screen for specimen collection instructions. 
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: 3 days 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
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Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/20/2014
Time: 09:42:25 (24hr)