Quantitative Tissue Culture 
Mnemonic C QNT
CPT 87071
Test Code 6000537
Test Includes Culture for aerobic organisms only, including isolation, quantitation, and identifcation (additional charges/CPT code[s] may apply), susceptibility testing as warranted (additional charges and CPT code[s] will be applied).
Specimen Pre-Graft Tissue
Volume 1.0 cm³ section
Container Sterile container
Special Instructions Due to special set up procedures, Dynacare Microbiology Department (414) 805-7570 must be notified prior to collection.
Specimen Prep Submit pre-graft tissue only. Following debridement and/or removal of necrotic tissue, collect at least 0.5 cm³ section of tissue from clean bed to which graft is to be applied. Submit tissue in a sterile container, moistened with a small amount of sterile saline.
Storage Room Temperature
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 24 hours
Stability Refrig Unacceptable
Stability Frozen Unacceptable
Methodology Quantitative Culture
Rejection Criteria Inappropriate specimen, inadequate volume, inappropriate transport device, delay in transport. 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday   48 hours