Lab Test : Sputum Culture with Cystic Fibrosis Workup

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Alternate:CF Sputum Culture; Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Culture
Includes:Culture and gram stain, Susceptibility included if warranted. This test includes special media used for the isolation and identification of bacteria associated with patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 61-3902
SQ Code:SPCF
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:3-5 days
Specimen:Sputum in sterile container or on culturette.
Volume:culturette or 0.5 mL sputum
Container:Culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Rejection:Saliva instead of sputum.
Not received within specified time frame.
Normal:Normal flora
Uses:Aids in the identification of bacterial infection/colonization
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth.
Method:Culture
 

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