Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 21, 2019 @ 10:13 am

4045

Culture, Sputum

Specimen:Collect:
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Collect the first morning specimen.
    Specimen quality is evaluated by gram stain for gross oropharyngeal contamination.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 24 Hour(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:2-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87070
  • 87205
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4000 - GRAM STAIN
  • 4006 - CULTURE, AEROBIC
  • 4914 - REVIEW INDICATED
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