CF Sputum Culture

Also to be used for patients with
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

Test ID LAB5077
EPIC Order
CF Sputum/CF Sinus Culture
CPT Code(s) 87070,87081 x2
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Sputum, Deep Pharyngeal, Tracheal Aspirate, Sinus
Please specify CF or PCD. See Comments.
Gram stain Yes (by request only)
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
STAT: No (Smear only, if ordered)
Turnaround Time 7 days
Reference Range
For Deep Pharyngeal:  Collect with regular eSwab (Lawson #309762)
Deliver within 2 hrs of collection. For requests for fungal cultures see

Reviewed by jcarr on December 07, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514