Respiratory Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: RESP MIC2

Specimen Type: Throat, NPH, nose, sinus, bronchial aspirate or lavage

Tube Type: Specimen container, Eswab

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL (minimum-swab)

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent in nonsterile container. Specimen sent on dry swab, no swab in transport ube.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Respiratory cultures include workup of all respiratory bacterial pathogens along with sensitivity testing. Cystic fibrosis patients must be designated as such on the requisition or audit trail accompanying the specimen. Throat cultures for Group A Strep only are not ordered under this test. SEE STREP CULTURE.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Throat Culture; NPH Culture; Sinus Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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