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Culture- Bacterial, Respiratory Cystic Fibrosis

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, Respiratory CF Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Respiratory tract specimen

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A
Alternate

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Used to monitor colonization status of respiratory tract of CF patients. Gram stain is not included.

CPT Code

  • 87070
  • 87081 (x2)