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Culture, Tracheal Aspirate

Acceptable Specimens Include Screen for Fungus.
If Dimorphic Fungi suspected request separate test; Fungal Pathogen
See Specimen Acceptibility Criteria

Test ID LAB5800
EPIC Order
Lower Respiratory Culture
CPT Code 87070
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Deliver in Suitable Sterile Container
Gram stain Yes
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time 7 days
Reference Range

Deliver within 2 Hrs of collection
Fungal Direct by Request Only.

For cultures on patients with Cystic Fibrosis or Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia(PCD) see CF Sputum Culture

Reviewed by jcayless on December 02, 2019

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