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Viral Culture, Eye

Test Name:Viral Culture, Eye
Epic Order Code:LAB5196  
CPT Code:87140, 87254, 87255
Specimen(s) Type:Eye swab  
Acceptable Container(s):
SAMPLE MUST BE RECEIVED ON ICE
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Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 5 days
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, the specimen must be stored and transported at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in laboratory within 72 hours of collection.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No virus isolated.
Additional Information:Viral eye culture includes VZV, HSV, CMV, Enterovirus and Adenovirus. Viral transport medis is available in the laboratory.