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  • Quantitative Respiratory Culture with Stain

    Test Name:Quantitative Respiratory Culture with Stain
    Epic Order Code:LAB5022
    CPT Code:87070  
    Specimen(s) Type:Bronchial Brush, Bronchoalveolar Lavage
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 2 - 4 days; preliminary reports submitted after 24 hrs.
    Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
    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. Cover bronchial brush with small amount of sterile saline if delay in transport exceeds 2 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport, incorrect source.
    Reference Range:Bronchial brush: concentrations of > 106 CFU are considered significant. Bronchoalveolar lavage: concentrations of > 105 CFU are considered significant.
    Additional Information:Susceptibilities are performed only on significant isolates.