Preliminary results are reported in 18 - 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 days.
Aerobe Bacterial Culture, Bronch Brush Quantitative
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Culture
Quantitative Bronch Brush Aerobe Bacterial Culture
Quantitative Culture, Respiratory
QUANTITATIVE RESPIRATORY CULT
Bronch Brush Quantitative, Aerobic Bacterial Culture
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Isolate, identify and quantitate aerobic organisms.
No growth of aerobic bacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Patient prep: Standard preparation for bronchoscopy and bronchial brushing. Specimen type: BAL, Bartlett brush; 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. Send specimen directly to the Microbiology Laboratory.
Specimen transport should be arranged so that the specimen is received by MLabs within 24 hours of collection. Call for a STAT courier or send via overnight delivery. Send BAL specimens in a sterile container with no additive, at 4 degrees C (refrigerated). Testing on bronch brush specimens is available only to University of Michigan registered patients.