Cystic Respiratory Culture
0060130
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

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Mnemonic
MC CYST
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Varies
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 Name
0060130Culture, Cystic Respiratory
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Cross References
  • Culture, Cystic Respiratory