A new code has been created in Section X table XXE, Measurement of Physiological Systems, to describe the mechanical initial specimen diversion of whole blood using active negative pressure as shown below.
|Body Part||Approach||Device / Substance / Technology||Qualifier|
|5 Circulatory||X External||R Infection, Mechanical Initial
Specimen Diversion Technique Using Active Negative Pressure
|7 New Technology Group 7|
The Steripath® MicroTM Blood Collection System, also referred to as Steripath® MicroTM Initial Specimen Diversion Device (ISDD®), is a single-use, disposable device, used in the collection of blood cultures. The device is intended to reduce blood culture contamination and false positive diagnostic test results for sepsis.
The Steripath® MicroTM ISDD® uses a syringe-driven (or blood culture bottle-driven) architecture that uses negative pressure to divert and sequester the initial portion of blood known to most likely contain contaminants. The diverted blood is isolated and a second independent blood flow pathway is opened to collect the specimen for blood culture testing.