Collect

One Nasopharyngeal swab or prepared slide (nasal), One Container or slide (sputum), One Urine Container (Urine)

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

Slides:  Room Temperature
Swab/Container:  Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient
       Slides:  7 days
       Swabs:  2 hrs
       Sputum:  8 hrs
       Urine:  1 hr

Refrigerated
       Sputum:  24 hrs
       Urine:  4 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Transport swabs within 2 hrs of collection or prepare smears from swab within 2 hrs.

Department

Hematology

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Wright Stain Microscopy

CPT Codes

89190
Collection

Collect

One Nasopharyngeal swab or prepared slide (nasal), One Container or slide (sputum), One Urine Container (Urine)

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen, beyond specified stability

Storage/Transport Temperature

Slides:  Room Temperature
Swab/Container:  Refrigerated

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient
       Slides:  7 days
       Swabs:  2 hrs
       Sputum:  8 hrs
       Urine:  1 hr

Refrigerated
       Sputum:  24 hrs
       Urine:  4 hrs

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Transport swabs within 2 hrs of collection or prepare smears from swab within 2 hrs.

Department

Hematology
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Wright Stain Microscopy
Result Interpretation
Administrative

CPT Codes

89190