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Epic Code LAB3095 Respiratory (non-sputum) Culture with gram stain

Important Note

This order is not for throat sources. Please order Throat Comprehensive test #7177.

Test Name Alias

Culture Resp Non Sputum | 159

Interface Order Alias

50011

Clinical Information

Test includes a gram stain order.

Icons & Photos

ESwab 

Collection Instructions

Specimen Type: Non sputum sites such as tracheal aspirate, sinus, epiglottis
Container/Tube: ESwab

Collection Instructions: Indicate source of specimen. Specimen is unacceptable if received without fluid or swab in the transport tube.

  1. Open the peel pouch and remove the contents. Aseptically unscrew and remove the cap from the ESwab.

  2. Place the tube in a secure position so as not to allow the liquid to leak out of the tube.

  3. Remove the swab. Collect the patient's sample using the swab. 

  4. Insert the swab back into the tube of liquid, all the way to the bottom of the tube.

  5. Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube, break the applicator shaft at the color breakpoint indication line.

  6. Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage. Discard the broken handle of the shaft into an approved medical waste disposal container.

  7. Write the patient's information (Name and Date of Birth) on the tube or apply a label with patient’s information. Indicate source.

  8. Send specimen to the Laboratory.

Specimen Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 2 days.

Reference Range

Normal upper respiratory flora, or no bacteria isolated.

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Manual

CPT

87070

 

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

CDM Code

4048890

Epic Test ID

1230100564

Beaker LOINC

BACTERIAL CULTURE, RESPIRATORY: 664-3
GRAM STAIN: 664-3

Mayo Access Code

SHO50011

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: CULTURE RESPIRATORY NON SPUTUM
Beaker Display Name: Respiratory (non-sputum) Culture with gram stain
BEAKER TEST NAME: RESPIRATORY CULTURE W/ GRAM
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Respiratory Culture w/ gram

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: SWAB A (Preferred)-No Temperature
BW MICROBIOLOGY: STERILE CONTAINER A (Acceptable)-Ambient