CULTURE, BACTERIAL, PLACENTA with gram stain

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:
See Addendum XVII