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Lower respiratory culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3221

 

Synonyms: 

Sputum culture Bronchoscopy culture Tracheal aspirate culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure. Includes gram stain.

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 ml in a Sterile Container

Transport: Sample should arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures

Reference Interval: 

No Growth or Normal Flora

Tests in this Panel: 

Test Name

Reference Interval

Lower Respiratory Culture [LRR20071]

Lower Respiratory Culture [LRR14685]

Gram Stain (Primary) [LRR13821]

CPT Code(s): 

87070,87205

Last Changed: 

01/23/2017 17:24:46

Last Reviewed: 

8/30/2017 12:58:16 PM