CFRC - Specimen: Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory

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Test ID: CFRC    
Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

If susceptibilities are desired when this test is ordered, also order ZMMLS / Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Aerobic Bacteria, MIC. Each pathogen isolated will then be tested with the appropriate susceptibility panel. Charges are added for each susceptibility test performed.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 48 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Sputum, expectorated or induced

Container/Tube: Sterile container             

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Bronchial aspirate or washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, endotracheal, or tracheal

Container/Tube: Sterile container     

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Throat swab

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium [T092])

Specimen Volume: Swab

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen >48 hours old; dry swab

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated48 hours
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