Test Code: 4446
CPT Code(s): 87070, 87075, 87205
Clinical Significance: Deep wound/abscess infections are often caused by a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
Includes Aerobic culture, Anaerobic culture and Gram stain. If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87076 and/or 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).