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Tracheal Aspirate 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: