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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):Sterile container
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 2-4 days; preliminary report after 24 hours
Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by SourceTypes of sources: Sputum, Induced Sputum, Tracheal Aspirate, and Endo Tracheal sources. 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.