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  • Respiratory Culture with Stain, Cystic Fibrosis

    Test Name:Respiratory Culture with Stain, Cystic Fibrosis
    Epic Order Code:LAB5023
    CPT Code:87070  
    Specimen(s) Type:Respiratory sources
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 5 - 7 days; preliminary report after 24 hrs.
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. If multiple specimens are to be collected, do not collect on same day.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately at room temperature. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at 2 - 8° C. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Normal respiratory flora
    Additional Information:Susceptibilities are performed only on significant isolates.
     Patients with cystic fibrosis are likely to harbor mucoid and dry strains of Pseudomonas, and Burkholderia cepacia. Selective media is used and susceptibilities performed do not always work on the automated system. The laboratory will perform manual Kirby-Bauer susceptibilities if they fail using the automated system.