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CFCUL
CULTURE, BACTERIA, CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Test Code CFCUL 
Test CULTURE, BACTERIA, CYSTIC FIBROSIS 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility test. Additional charges apply. 
Specimen SUBMIT ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:

EXPECTORATED SPUTUM:
1. Collect an early morning specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container as follows:
2. For patients with dentures, instruct patient to remove dentures.
3. Instruct patient to rinse mouth thoroughly with water.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.

GAG SPECIMEN:
1. Place culture swab in the back of the throat and induce coughing. Remove the swab when coughed secretions have been collected.
2. Submit swab specimen in a culture transport media tube.
3. Label container with patient's name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector's initials and specimen source.
4. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 

Reference Values Not applicable 
Analytic Time 5 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 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