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culture, bacterial, fluid, spinal fluid with smear
Synonyms: Body Fluid Culture; Spinal Fluid Culture 
Computer Code: CSFC
Specimen Collection: At least 1 mL fluid in sterile leak proof container. 
Minimum Volume: 1 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: 5 days Pos: 2-5 days 
Stat TAT: Gram stain only: 60 min. 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: 04/25/2014
Time: 01:23:27 (24hr)