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Culture, Cystic Fibrosis

Specimen Container

Sterile, leak-proof container

Specimen Collection Type

Sputum or swab

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze

Stability

Ambient Stability: 2 hrs
Refrig Stability: 24 hrs
Frozen Stability: Unable

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen in M4 or UTM,
Multiple samples (more than one in 24 hours),
Dry specimen/swab,
Poor quality sputum (more than 10 epithelial cells per low power field),
Frozen

Preferred Transportation Temperature

REFRIGERATED

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Gram stain within 24 hrs
Culture results, 1 to 5 days

Methodology

Standard reference procedures for bacterial stain, culture and identification
Includes Gram stain

Lab Department

Molecular

Testing Location

IHC

Synonyms

Culture, Cystic Respiratory
Culture, CF
Culture, Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Respiratory Culture
CF Culture
Cystic Fibrosis Culture

Test OR Panel

Test

Misc Instructions

Lab instruction: Order and send to Primary Children’s for testing. Transfer sputum to a sterile container
Transport swabs in bacterial transport media

CPT Codes

87070

LOINC

44798-7

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