CPT® 87070, Under Microbiology Culture and Typing Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 87070 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Microbiology Culture and Typing Procedures.

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Summary

The lab analyst performs the technical lab steps to culture a specimen from any source except urine, blood, or stool. This service involves aerobic culture, which refers to the presence of oxygen. The analyst also isolates the organism present and performs analysis of the isolate for a presumptive identification.

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