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CYSTIC FIBROSIS RESPIRATORY CULTURE

Synonym

B. cepacia culture - Sputum for Burkholderia cepacia

Guidelines

Comprehensive sputum culture for cystic fibrosis patients.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Sputum, in a sterile leakproof container.

Patient Instructions for Collecting a Sputum Sample

Handling

Specimen must be received at Legacy Central Laboratory by 12 noon. Please notify the referral department before sending sample.

Rejection Criteria

Nonsterile or leaking containers, multiple specimens, more than one in 24 hours

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Varies, usually 3-5 days

Method

Culture/Identification

Referral Lab

ARUP (60130)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Comments

Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on pathogens.

CPT Codes

87070

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:35 PM


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