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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: