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Test Code 168 Respiratory (non-sputum) Culture without gram stain

Important Note

This test will be discontinued on June 27, 2017, please order test #7177

Epic Code

LAB267

Test Name Alias

Culture Resp w/o Gram Stain | Comprehensive Throat | 168

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Non sputum sites such as throat or epiglottis
Container/Tube: eswab

Collection Instructions: Indicate source

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 2 days.

Reference Range

No bacteria isolated or Normal Upper Respiratory Flora

Performing Department

Microbiology

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL), Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory (SHGH), Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory (SHRC), Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory (SHUH), Greenville, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

87070

 

If identification and/or susceptibility are indicated, additional charges may follow.

CDM Code

4048890

Interface Order Alias

50042

Reviewed Date

03/20/2017