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Time Sensitive

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UUHSC Testing Only
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.
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



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

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

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060130 Culture, Cystic Respiratory 623-9
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Aliases
  • Culture, Cystic Respiratory
Cystic Respiratory Culture