Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Wound Culture, Surface

  • LIS Mnemonic: CWSG

    Collect

    Specimens of intact skin/vesicle/rash collected via double swab culture set.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Swabs submitted for this culture are not acceptable for anaerobic culture.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture