|Test||CULTURE, BACTERIA, LOWER RESPIRATORY|
|Description||Includes Gram stain. Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility test. Additional charges apply.|
|Specimen||SUBMIT ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:
1. Collect an early morning specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container as follows:
A. For patients with dentures, instruct patient to remove dentures.
B. Instruct patient to rinse mouth thoroughly with water.
C. Instruct patient to take a deep breath, hold it momentarily, cough deeply and vigorously into container and collect 5-10 mL of sputum if possible.
2. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
3. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
INDUCED SPUTUM, BRONCHOSCOPY OR TRACHEAL ASPIRATE:
|Reference Values||Not applicable|
|Analytic Time||4 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
87070 Culture, bacteria
87077 Bacterial identification, if indicated
87149 x5 CRE Confirmation, if indicated
87181 Antibiotic susceptibility (gradient strip), per antibiotic tested, if indicated
87184 Antibiotic susceptibility (disc method), if indicated
87186 Antibiotic susceptibility (MIC), if indicated
87205 Smear, stain and interpretation