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Test Code SCBRNQ Bronchial Culture, LAB267


Quantitative Aerobic Culture by Conventional Method performed on bronchial lavage and protected specimen brushing.


Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit 2 mL to 3 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 Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87205-Gram stain