Trach Asp. Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: TRACH MIC2

Specimen Type: Endotracheal tube aspirate

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 5.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent in nonsterile container. Swab is not appropriate for culture, QNS

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Tracheal aspirate culture includes a gram stain. Do not order a separate gram stain. Do not order Respiratory Culture for tracheal aspirate specimen type.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Endotracheal Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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