Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Catheter Tip Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CCT

    Collect

    Catheter tip sent in sterile container.

    Volume Required

    1 catheter tip

    Minimum Required

    1 catheter tip

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimen stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Foley catheter tips are not acceptable for this culture.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture