Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 days.
Aerobic Culture, Respiratory, Cystic Fibrosis
Aerobic Culture, Sputum, Cystic Fibrosis
Culture, Sputum, Aerobic, Cystic Fibrosis
Endotracheal, Aerobic Culture, Cystic Fibrosis
Respiratory Culture, Aerobic, Cystic Fibrosis
Respiratory, Aerobic Culture, Cystic Fibrosis
Tracheal, Aerobic Culture, Cystic Fibrosis
RESPIRATORY CULTURE/SMEAR, CF
Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Culture
Sputum, Aerobic Culture, Cystic Fibrosis
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Determine causative agent of infection.
Less than 10 squamous epithelial cells per low power field; normal respiratory flora.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Acceptable specimens include expectorated or aspirated sputum, tracheal aspirate, bronchial aspirate, or throat swab. When ordering the test, please note if patient has cystic fibrosis -- special media will be used for isolation of Burkholderia cepacia, Haemophilus influenzae, and Staphylococcus aureus. For expectorated sputum collection, the patient should be instructed to remove dentures, rinse mouth, cough deeply and expectorate sputum into proper container. Be sure the patient understands the difference between sputum and saliva. For optimum recovery, send immediately after specimen collection.