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
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Isolate, identify and quantify anaerobic organisms from patients with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.
No growth of anaerobic bacteria.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.
This test is available only to University of Michigan registered patients.