Respiratory Culture, Cystic Fibrosis


Sunquest Code:CFC  
Epic Code:LAB4172Epic Name:Cystic Fibrosis Culture
Synonyms:Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Culture
Methodology:Culture
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Test Includes:Culture for aerobic flora including Haemophilus and selective media for Burkholderia cepacia.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are reported within 5 days.
Special Instructions:Identify as a Cystic Fibrosis patient.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Sputum resulting from a deep cough, preferred; aspirated sputum; trap sputum specimen; throat swab if designated. Sinus, Bronchial.
Optimal Volume:2-5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (CoPan Eswab with larger swab)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No growth, normal flora.
Use:Isolate potentially pathogenic organisms from the respiratory tract of patients with cystic fibrosis.


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