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Time Sensitive

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UUHSC Testing Only
Ordering Recommendation

Identify potential bacterial cause of pneumonia.

Mnemonic
MC RESP
Methodology

Stain/Culture/Identification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 3 days
Positives as soon as detected

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Respiratory specimen: Sputum, tracheal aspirate, bronchial wash. Acceptable for Neonates: Gastric aspirate.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 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). Dry specimens or poor quality sputum (presence of greater than 10 epithelial cells per 100x field).

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Normal respiratory flora.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on pathogens.

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.  Testing is limited to the university of Utah Health Science Center only.

Refer to Bordetella pertussis Culture (ARUP test code 0060117), Corynebacterium diphtheriae Culture (ARUP test code 0060360), or Legionella Species, Culture (ARUP test code 0060113) for special instructions, if requested.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060122 Culture, Respiratory 624-7
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Aliases
  • Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory
  • Culture, General Bacteria
  • Culture, Respiratory
  • General Bacteria Culture
Respiratory Culture and Gram Stain