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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):Sterile container
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.