|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.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|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.
|Uses:||Aids in the identification of bacterial infection/colonization|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth.|
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