|Culture, Lower Respiratory||
Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
Culture, Gram Stain
Sputum, Tracheal aspirate, Endotracheal aspirate
|Container Type||Container Size||Specimen Volume|
Room temperature - 12 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
- Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
Reasons for Rejection
- Specimen collected on swab.
- Not received within specified time frame
Includes Gram stain with assessment of specimen quality. If diagnosis is Cystic Fibrosis, do not order; order RECF (CPT 87070)instead.