Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

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

MiChart Code
Bronch Brush Anaerobic Culture, Quant
Soft Order Code
QRESA

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Synonyms

QRESPA
Bronch Brush Culture, Anaerobic, Quantitative
Bartlett Brush Quantitative Anaerobe Culture
Quantitative Bronch Brush Anaerobe Culture
QUANT ANAEROBE BRONCH CULTURE

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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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Using standard preparation for bronchoscopy and bronchial brushing, insert Bartlett brush taking care to avoid oral and upper respiratory contamination. Perform bronchial brushing procedure. Withdraw brush from the prepared site using sterile technique. Put brush into transport broth tube. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis. Rejection criteria: specimen not received in BHI broth, BHI broth received without brush, specimen older than 1 hour, refrigerated specimen (refrigeration inhibits viability of certain anaerobic organisms), will be rejected.

Collection Offsite

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

Normal Volume
1 brush
Minimum Volume
1 brush

Billing Information

CPT Code
87073
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.