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  • Respiratory Culture with Stain

    Test Name:Respiratory Culture with Stain
    Epic Order Code:LAB900
    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: 2 - 4 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, saliva.
    Reference Range:Normal respiratory flora
    Additional Information:Specimens are screened to determine if the sputum is suitable for culture. Susceptibilities are performed only on significant isolates.