Isolate, identify and quantify anaerobic organisms from patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.
No growth of anaerobic bacteria.
Specimen is unsuitable for direct smear. Organisms isolated with a quantitation of less than 3000 colony forming units/brush will not be identified.
Preliminary results are reported in 18 - 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days.
- Bronch Brush Culture, Anaerobic, Quantitative
- Bartlett Brush Quantitative Anaerobe Culture
- Quantitative Bronch Brush Anaerobe Culture
- QUANT ANAEROBE BRONCH CULTURE
This test is available only to University of Michigan registered patients.
2. Specimen older than 1 hour
2. Incubate: No
3. Refrigerate: No
4. Freeze: No
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.