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Test Code SCANQ Culture, Anaerobe, Quantitative, LAB2167


Isolation, Quantitation and Identification of Anaerobic Organisms by Conventional Method

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Specimens:

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or protected specimen brushings (PSB)


Unacceptable Specimens:

Bronchial washings


1.Submit 1 mL of bronchoalveolar lavage or protected specimen brushing collected with a bronchoscope, in a screw-capped, sterile container.
2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

<1,000 cfu/ml in Protected Specimen Brushings

<10,000 cfu/ml in Bronchial Lavage Specimens

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding