Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Dialysis Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CWDG

    Collect

    Dialysate in sterile leak-proof screw capped container

    Volume Required

    1-5 mLs

    Minimum Required

    1 mL

    Transport

    Send to laboratory within 1 hour at room temperaturee

    Stability

    Up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Do Not Submit in Blood Culture Bottles or Heparin Containing tubes; refrigerated specimens

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updates daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture