Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate, identify and quantify anaerobic organisms from patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.

Reference Range *

No growth of anaerobic bacteria.

Test Limitations

Specimen is unsuitable for direct smear. Organisms isolated with a quantitation of less than 3000 colony forming units/brush will not be identified.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18 - 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days.

Soft Order Code
QRESA
MiChart Code
Bronch Brush Anaerobic Culture, Quant
Synonyms
  • QRESPA
  • Bronch Brush Culture, Anaerobic, Quantitative
  • Bartlett Brush Quantitative Anaerobe Culture
  • Quantitative Bronch Brush Anaerobe Culture
  • QUANT ANAEROBE BRONCH CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

This test is available only to University of Michigan registered patients.

Normal Volume
1 brush
Minimum Volume
1 brush
Storage Temperature
1. Ambient: Yes
2. Incubate: No
3. Refrigerate: No
4. Freeze: No
Rejection Criteria
1. Specimen not in BHI
2. Specimen older than 1 hour
Additional Information

In patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, any organism including organisms considered normal flora in other patients, may be a significant pathogen if isolated in quantities greater than 3000 colony forming units/brush. Potentially pathogenic organisms isolated with 3000 or more CFU/brush will be identified. Test includes a quantitative anaerobe culture without direct smear. Specimens for anaerobic culture should be accompanied by a specimen from the same site for aerobic bacterial culture. Antibiotic susceptibilities will NOT be performed.

Billing
CPT Code
87073
Fee Code
32386