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Culture Respiratory  

SIM

40810 

CPT

87070; 87205 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Sputum,  bronchial washings, BAL,  bronchial brushings 

Container

Sterile specimen container or collection trap,
Brushes should be place in 1 ml broth or saline tubes

Collection Instructions

 

Volume

1ml

Additional Information

Sputum screened for oropharyngeal contamination

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

BAL specimens cultured using calibrated loop for quantitation

Transport Requirements

Room Temp immediately. Refrigerate if delayed.

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate if delayed 

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated specimens
Improperly labeled or identified specimens
Stability exceeded

Reference Range

Normal flora

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Isolation, identification ,semi- quantitation of aerobic respiratory pathogens. Antibiotic susceptibility performed as appropriate. Sputum includes screen. Gram stains performed.     

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/26/2018

Supplemental

  

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