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.

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