Respiratory Culture, Cystic Fibrosis

Abbrev Code:CFRESPCX   
Order Code:LAB801Order Name:Cystic Fibrosis Culture
Synonyms:Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Culture
CPT Codes: 87070 x1, 87077 x1
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, throat
Optimal Volume:2-5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: 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 Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


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

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