SPUT - Overview: Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SPUT    
Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

An aid in the diagnosis of lower respiratory bacterial infections including pneumonia

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
COMMIdentification Commercial KitNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALDIdent by MALDI-TOF mass specNo, (Bill Only)No
GIDBacteria IdentificationNo, (Bill Only)No
ISAEAerobe Ident by SequencingNo, (Bill Only)No
REFIDAdditional Identification ProcedureNo, (Bill Only)No
SALSSerologic Agglut Method 1 IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
ECSerologic Agglut Method 2 IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
SHIGSerologic Agglut Method 3 IdentNo, (Bill Only)No
STAPIdentification StaphylococcusNo, (Bill Only)No
STRPIdentification StreptococcusNo, (Bill Only)No
BLABeta LactamaseNo, (Bill Only)No
CARNPCarbapenemase-Carba NP TestYes, External; No Internal (CARNB Bill Only)No
KPNRPKPC and NDM PCRYes, External; No Internal (KPND1 Bill Only)No
SIDCIdent Serologic Agglut Method 4No, (Bill Only)No
PCRIDIdentification by PCRNo, (Bill Only)No
GNRGGram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCRNoNo
OXVRPOXA-48 and VIM PCRYes, External; No Internal (OXVM1 Bill only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Conventional Culture Technique

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Resp

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Culture, General Bacteria, Sputum
General Bacteria Culture, Sputum