Cystic Respiratory Culture
0060130
Ordering Recommendation
To aid in management of patients with cystic fibrosis.
Mnemonic
MC CYST
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Varies  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Sputum from cystic fibrosis patient.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer sputum to a sterile container. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Multiple specimens (more than one in 24 hours).  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Normal respiratory flora.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on pathogens.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87070
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060130Culture, Cystic Respiratory623-9
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Aliases
  • Culture, Cystic Respiratory